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Michael Hermesh ~ Terroir: Physically Speaking – Opens March 22, 2013

Terroir: Physically Speaking

March 22 to May 12, 2013  at the

Penticton Art Gallery

 199 Marina Way,
 Penticton, BC V2A 1H3
 Phone: 250.493.2928

This is a group show that includes Stephan Bircher, Rose Braun, Michael Hermesh, Wanda Lock, Shauna Oddleifson, and Johann Wessels

 This show will featured some New Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings by Michael Hermesh

 

Artist’s Statement

“Physically Speaking” is what figurative art is all about. A huge part of what we know about people is derived from their physical demeanor. Anatomy is psychology, psychology is spirit. My underlying exploration in art is creativity. Without creativity I do not believe the word spirit has any meaning at all. Creativity is a word who’s definition I am hung up on. What creativity is not; is the ability to combine disconnected ideas yielding something new, or random flamboyance, or loud incompetence,  or madness. Creation is an act of magic. The production of something that did not exist before – much like a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

The idea of creativity is a revolt against a mechanistic universe. Something happens in an act of creation that is not cause and effect. That’s the whole point. To “Create” according to Marion Webster  – is to bring into existence. As the macro – so the micro, who created the creator? Without creativity, concepts that would be rendered meaningless are not hard to find. for example; personal responsibility, philosophical meaning, or the idea that art as anything other than a bumper sticker for a meme  Creativity is a beauty that shines through everything. It is the “Higgs Boson” of the spirit. Creative spirit, and the body are as beautiful as they are mystical.

Michael Hermesh

Exhibition Tour ~ 1 PM Saturday March 23

Michael Hermesh Artist Talk ~ Wednesday March 27th, 2012 ~ 2 PM

Show runs through till May 12, 2012

 Artist Talk (Meet the Artist): Wednesday, March 27th @ 2pm

Flight School for Existentialists – Michael Hermesh

Flight School for Existentialists

This is one of the five brand new works that will be going into the Penticton Art Gallery for the group show called Terroir: Physically Speaking. It is  ceramic sculpture that is about 14 inches tall by 13.75 inches wide and 5 inches deep and is titled “Flight for Existentialists”. The theme is also brought out in the two main materials used, with the ephemera of the feather material  juxtaposed against solidity and weight of the ceramic and the distortion of scale in the weight being given to the lower extremities and the opposite to the upper torso.

 There is a consistent theme in my work in that much of my sculpture concerns itself with the dichotomy of weight and flight. It is a  kind of Led Zeppelin, Iron Butterfly, Icarus dilemma. It is a universal concern and we face it alone. We also experience it in the context of the shared stories that are our identities.

Michael Hermesh

Terroir: Physically Speaking

Opening March 22, 2013 7pm at the

Penticton Art Gallery

 199 Marina Way,
 Penticton, BC V2A 1H3
 Phone: 250.493.2928

This is a group show that includes Stephan BircherRose BraunMichael HermeshWanda LockShauna Oddleifson, and Johann Wessels

 This show will feature some New Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings by Michael Hermesh

This Sculpture is now available at the

Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver BC
CANADA V6J 1R2

Telephone:

604.732.5353

Toll-Free:

1.888.732.5353

Please direct all sales inquiries for these works to Petley Jones Gallery.

We Become Who We Are (Two Fates and a Certainty) – Michael Hermesh

 We Become Who We Are (Two Fates and a Certainty) – Michael Hermesh

This may be a small sculpture – but it speaks volumes to many people. There are six figures in all in this ceramic work by Michael Hermesh. There are three men in suits and wearing hats, each supporting a child or the “Two Fates and a Certainty” The sculpture is 15.75 inches high by 9 inches wide by 5 inches deep. SOLD

In an un-examined life we are prisoners to our own intentions. Some people know what they want to be when they are very very young, but I would consider that being aware. Some people don’t know what they want to be but I would just consider that searching.

Michael Hermesh

We Become Who We Are (Two Fates and a Certainty) by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic; 15.75 inches x 9 x 5 inches
There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |

Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush – Michael Hermesh

Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush by Michael Hermesh

This is the only bronze sculpture in Michael Hermesh’s show “There are No Secrets” It is an edition of twelve and this work comes with it’s own indoor outdoor base made of steel. The patina on the sculpture is a french brown and the steel base has been finished with a rust patina. It is 49 inches tall by 28.5 inches wide and 20.5 inches deep.

A man going about his day has come across a mystery. Setting down his suitcase he pays attention and is observed in return. For this period of time at least he departs from his script and becomes alive.

Michael Hermesh

 

Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush by Michael Hermesh

Bronze and Steel; 49 inches x 28.5 x 20.5 inches Edition of 12
There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |
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The Hat Box Man – Michael Hermesh

The Hat Box Man – Michael Hermesh:

The Hat Box Man is the tallest of the sculptures in Michael Hermesh’s “There Are No Secrets” Show. I’ve photographed it with Michael in the picture so that you can get an idea of the scale of the work. Michael Hermesh is 5’10” tall. SOLD

The Hat Box Man is the person who supplies hats to dreamers when required. Every night he runs from dream to dream delivering them and every morning he packs them up and takes them away.

 Michael  Hermesh

The Hat Box Man by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic and Steel; 120.5 inches x 25.25 x 14.25 inches
There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |

Human To A Fault – Michael Hermesh

Human to a Fault by Michael Hermesh – Preview – There are No Secrets:

Human to a Fault by Michael Hermesh is one of those sculptures that stands on its own merit. Each and every viewer will get something entirely different as to what the sculpture is about and define it by their own personal experiences in life. This work is simply a man standing alone with a hat in one hand and a happy face mask in the other hand. His facial expression speaks volumes. The straps on the mask are made of Kangaroo Leather. Human to a Fault is 27 inches high by 5.5 and 5.75 inches wide and deep. SOLD

power is the promotion of narrative;

narrative is power

“I’m just a victim of my art”

Michael Hermesh

The Long Moment by Michael Hermesh

There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |

 

“Life in a Time of Joy” by Michael Hermesh featured on HGTV’s “The Stagers”

July 13, 2009
A couple of months ago HGTV’s tv program “The Stagers” used one of my sculptures in the program “Dazzling the Designer”. They actually did some nice close-ups of the work. “Life in a Time of Joy” has become a TV Celebrity!
Last week Carol, Angel and I stopped in at the Sonoran Estate Winery. I was considering placing some of my work there for the BC wide Cultural Crawl that’s going to run from July 25th to August 29th. We decided to tast some of the wines while we were there. I have to say that I was very very pleasantly surprised. This little winery can make some WINE! As it was still early in the season most of what they had on hand were the the whites and lighter reds. All I can say is that we left with five bottles of wine that we know we are thoroughly going to enjoy this summer. This winery is a must for tasting this year if you are in the neighborhood!