(B 1935, Woodland, CA.)
George Herms once called his assemblages
”furniture for the soul,” aligning his
work with a sense of the spiritual which
permeated the ”Beat” era, and originated in
the traditions of Dada and Surrealism. His
commitment to the vital status of the found
object in and of itself as it is recontextualized
as art emerged immediately in his fi rst
exhibition (installed in the remnants of some
demolished homes in Hermosa Beach), and
continues to the present day.
1953 University of California at Berkeley.
First solo show:
1960 Semina Gallery, Larkspur, CA.
First group show:
1960 Batman Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1996 Katharine Clarke Gallery, L.A.; 2005 Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA.; 2008 The Mayor