GEORGE HERMS (b.1935)
Light My Fuse
Assemblage:wood, plastic, wire 2005 unique
6 x 4 x 4 in (15.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
Remark: on 7 x 4.5 x 1.5" clear plastic base
SKU: X.333.t Categories: American, GEORGE HERMS Tags: 2005, Assemblage, GEORGE HERMS
He embarked upon a career as an artist after seeing Wallace Berman's work at the legendary Ferus Gallery. George assisted in the hanging of Berman's famous Semina show (in which Berman was arrested for displaying ""lewd"" works), and was moved by the way Berman was able to turn an art gallery into a temple. Berman became a mentor to Herms; George's first exhibition in 1957 was a ""secret exhibition"" attended only by Berman and Walter Hopps (co-founder, with Ed Kienholz, of the Ferus Gallery.
A combination of playful good humor, insightful wit and all-encompassing warmth infuses Herms' work. He aptly signs all his work with a 'LOVE' stamp and there is a great love that shines through - love for the people, the places, the things that have touched his life. For George, art-making is his way to show his love to the world."