George Herms Named Farmlab Artist-in-Residence
Contact: Farmlab Public Information (323) 226 1158
LOS ANGELES –
George Herms – free thinker, internationally acclaimed artist and longtime staple of the Los Angeles art world – has been named Artist-In-Residence of Farmlab.
Herms, known for his mixed-media assemblages and various other well-considered, substantive works, has full reign to observe, attend, critique, create and otherwise participate as he sees fit in the goings-on at the Farmlab project laboratory space located near Downtown Los Angeles, between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights.
Herms has already begun work on a prototypical found-object series, his meditations upon and ideas for a possible upcoming site-specific project from the Farmlab team, led by artist and Annenberg Foundation trustee Lauren Bon.
Since the conclusion of the 32-acre Not A Cornfield project, also conceived and led by Bon, members of the multidisciplinary NAC team and newer colleagues have constructed and are managing Under Spring, an L.A. River-adjacent community space and cultural venue; and Farmlab, a short-term research initiative and resource center. More information about Farmlab will be available in the Spring of 2007.
Farmlab team members are honored and delighted to welcome George Herms to the group.
ABOUT GEORGE HERMS:
“Like a lean jazz quartet, Herms sets the mood as much with what is there as with what is not. In an era where assemblage artists fixate on the cute essentials of thrift store finds, Herms abstracts the detritus of society into an improvisational solo encouraging the things to become something else within his sculptures and collages.” – Mat Gleason, ArtScene, 2005
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