Those of you with bad eyesight, or more likely those who simply like their art on a larger scale, will enjoy the new collection from George Herms; the long-practising and influential Californian collage artist has supersized his work on the Emergio series from the normally native dimensions of the magazine images he uses up to 72”x55” wooden canvases.
Los Angeles gallery OHWOW is the venue for this big change. Herms has been creating since the 1940s in a variety of disciplines, but it is for his assemblage work that he is best known. Here the impact of his abstract imagery is enhanced by the magnified nature of the component elements. As well as the ten works of the Emergio series, Herms is exhibiting several of his found object sculptural pieces from the 1980s onwards, whose three dimensions speak to the squashed sculpture of his collages. His collection will be on display from 14 September to 26 October.