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The Persistence of Nature – Michael Hermesh

This is a new painting by Michael Hermesh titled “The Persistence of Nature”.  We have included quite a few detail shots with this work because it has a lot of detail within it. There are many narratives happening all at once that combine to make the whole of what Michael Hermesh is trying to say with this work. It is an acrylic mixed media painting that uses gesso and graphite for some of the details. There are many layers of glaze on this work. It measures 37.75 inches by 15.75 inches and is framed to in a natural wood finish frame to 39 inches by 17 inches. SOLD

Available at the Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2
phone: 604.732.5353 toll free: 1.888.732.5353

 

In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems,
there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the highest and most mendacious minute of “world history”—yet only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths the star grew cold, and the clever animals had to die.

One might invent such a fable and still not have illustrated sufficiently how wretched, how shadowy and flighty, how aimless and arbitrary, the human intellect appears in nature. There have been eternities when it did not exist; and when it is done for again, nothing will have happened.

Frederich Nietzsche

Happiness is dependent on meaning. Neither meaning or happiness are dependent on circumstance.
As the world changes – what keeps us together is not the persistent remnants of circumstance but the transcendency of meaning.

Right now the most powerful things we can do is to fight to protect the environment and to protect the commons. Our greatest enemy is nihilism.

(The significance contained in my art comes about in a largely spontaneous way.  I am a poor illustrator of bumper sticker slogans. I would consider that a post modern trait.  I am a fan of the mad visionary school.)

Michael Hermesh

The Icon – Michael Hermesh

The Icon I by Michael Hermesh

This sculpture by Michael Hermesh is a study of the male nude form.   Made of plaster and with a steel armature this work can go outside if the base is duplicated in steel or concrete.   It is a mobile that can turn and face any direction. SOLD

Anatomy and psychology are one and the same to a sculptor in so much that anatomy is the only words that he can use in the real world.This piece is about strength, but more so the strength in the design and spirit of the youthful power. This is the same strength born of adversity if mortality is factored into the equation.

But sometimes a sexy butt is just that…. a sexy butt.

 Michael Hermesh

The Icon I by Michael Hermesh

Mobile, Plaster with Steel Armature; 76.5 inches x 25 x 25 inches
There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
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It Ain’t About You and It Ain’t About Death – Michael Hermesh

What if it’s all just a joke?

Michael Hermesh

It Ain’t About You and It Ain’t About Death by Michael Hermesh

Mixed Media Diptych on Board; 47.5 x 57.5 inches

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 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.