MANS AND OTHER
Paintings by George Herman
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12th, 6 to 8pm
Albright Art is excited to announce the opening of George Herman’s second solo show at the gallery: Mans and Other. The work will be displayed January 10th through March 11th. Everyone is welcome to visit with George at the Opening Reception Thursday January 12th from 6pm to 8pm. Come gather with friends, artists and art enthusiasts to celebrate George's new experimental work.
George Herman is a versatile painter whose work travels through abstraction, landscape-based imagery, and figurative work. Within his broad range of subject matters is a link that ties them all together—his process. By scraping down his past paintings, George finds remains of ideas that were once covered up or overlooked. He builds from those hidden shapes and textures to form new works that keep him and his viewers inspired.
Mans and Other is a collection of paintings that George refers to as realistic portraits of imaginary people. He takes different facial features from multiple beings—in newspaper ads, old yearbooks and even mug shots—and creates an entirely new person. Through scraping and repainting, George portrays a familiar friend but also an unsettling stranger at the same time.
George Herman has been working as an artist in the New England area for thirty years. He has been the recipient of several Massachusetts honors for painting and printmaking. He was in the 9th Triennial Exhibit at the Fuller Museum in Brockton and the 8th Biennial at the Fitchburg Art Museum. George lives in Lexington, MA with his family and is a member of the Maynard ArtSpace where he creates most of his work.
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