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The Long Moment – Michael Hermesh

The Long Moment by Michael Hermesh

The personal significance of this piece came to me as a compete surprise.

I was sculpting with the intent of exploring the theme of father and son. I came to realize that what I was sculpting was actually an exact moment in my past, a very vivid memory. I grew up in small town Saskatchewan, my father used to leave for longer periods to work in the north, one day about a week before Christmas my father was again on his way out the front door, I was sitting on the floor looking up at him when I had the strong thought; “pay attention and remember your father because you may never see him again.” He was dead soon after.

I also became conscious that I am now roughly the age of my father at that time. I realized that as I was sculpting my father I was to some extant doing a self-portrait. That father and child are both part of who I am now. The moment is with me always.

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,
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Separate Freedoms – Michael Hermesh

Separate Freedoms – Michael Hermesh – Preview There Are No Secrets

This sculpture has two sets of stairs in it. At the top of one set of stairs is a fully clothed male and at the top of the second set of stairs there is a nude male. This sculpture by Michael Hermesh is a mobile in that each figure can turn  to face various directions. It is 22 inches high by 10 inches wide and 5 inches deep.

 

Separate Freedoms by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic; 22 x 10 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 |
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The Bread Crumb Man – Michael Hermesh

The Bread Crumb Man by Michael Hermesh – Preview; There Are No Secrets

This sculpture was a strong influence on his selection of a title and theme for his show. In this work there is a man wearing a tweed coat and carrying a briefcase. At his feet are trees bent to the wind. This sculpture is 25.5 inches high by 6 inches wide and deep.

Art is in part the mapping out of dream time. These maps are not as solid and as concrete as the directions you may follow on a GPS. In our own personal dream time our bread crumbs of truth are picked up and tucked away by an entity we consider not to be ourselves.

I do not sculpt to illustrate stories or ideas; the narrative attached to a piece always comes while sculpting it or after the piece is finished.

 As we go through life we have the feeling that there is a way back. Somehow we have the possibility to return to where we were before. Like Hansel and Gretel in the woods we drop crumbs. We take pictures, save mementos, create memories, and as we travel through life, behind us, the Bread Crumb Man picks up the crumbs and puts them in his suitcase. The Breadcrumb man may be a thief.

Michael Hermesh

The Bread Crumb Man by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic; 25.5 inches x 6 x 6 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 |

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The Conversation by Michael Hermesh

The Conversation by Michael Hermesh – Preview; There Are No Secrets

This is a new ceramic sculpture called The Conversation by Michael Hermesh. It is 21.5 inches high by 23 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep. It depicts two male nude figures on their knees with silent distance between them. There is tension in their hands and bodies that gives an emotional intensity to both of their stances and allows the impression of earnest intent between them. Their nudity suggests vulnerability and because of this there is a shared awareness between them. This emotionally dynamic sculpture will be a part of Michael Hermesh’s show – There Are No Secrets, which is scheduled to open on November 8, 2012.

Self awareness is the act of looking, we see ourselves in the eyes of others.

Michael Hermesh

 

The Conversation by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic; 21.5 inches x 23 x 4.5 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 |

When sculpting or drawing a person I always like to think that the narrative behind the face is always much more descriptive than the exact physical representation. Objects or thoughts also have the power of narrative existence.

Michael Hermesh

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The Narrators’ Dance – Michael Hermesh

Michael Hermesh has been working on this sculpture off and on for about two months now. Finally he is beginning to see the end of it as it nears completion. The actual figures without the base are 53 inches tall and are mobile so the dynamic of the work changes as the viewer rotates the figures. The width of the sculpture is 27 inches.

“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!