George Herms Exhibitions

George Herms - Curriculum Vitae

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1957

Secret Exhibition, Hermosa Beach, California

1959

Jubilee, First Public Exhibition, Tuolumne, California

1960

Semina Gallery, Larkspur, California, with photographs by Edmund Teske

1961

Batman Gallery, San Francisco, California

1962

Aura Gallery, Pasadena, California

1963

Nativity 63, Rolf Nelson Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1965

Spring Visions, Stryke Gallery, New York, New York

1966

Rolf Nelson Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1969

Foggy Wagons, Mystic Arts World, Laguna Beach, California

Faithquake, Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1970

Holiday Exhibition, Molly Barnes Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1972

Selected Works 1960-1972, California State University, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)

1973

George Herms Selected Works 1960-1973, Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, California (catalogue)

Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1975

California State University, San Jose, California

Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Psuedonymphia, TJB Gallery, Newport Beach, California

1976

Sets and Related Works, Pasadena Artists Co-Op, Pasadena, California

L.A. Louver, Venice, California

Session, 80 Langton Street, San Francisco, California

1977

Unbeknownst, Manitoba Museum of Finds Art, San Francisco, California

1978

Arco Center for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, California

1979

The Prometheus Archives: A Retrospective Exhibition of the Works of George Herms, Newport Harbor Art Museum (name changed to Orange County Museum of Art), Newport Beach, California (traveled, catalogue)

1980

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California

Stage One Gallery, Orange, California

1981

Score, University of Denver Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Time Reliefs and Ringers, Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California

1982

Eight Etudes, Beyond Baroque, Venice, California

Pre-Rome Sacraments and/or Raw Tracks, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California

1984

George Herms: Rome Poem, Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, California (catalogue)

1985

Jacaranda Project, Junior Arts Center, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, California

1986

Recent Sculpture, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California

George Herms, Oscarsson Siegeltuch Gallery, New York, New York

1988

Salute to Paul Beattie, California Museum of Fine Art, Santa Rosa, California

Rome Poem Revisited, Tyler Gallery, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1989

George Herms, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California

1990

George Herms, Cypress College, Cypress, California

1991

George Herms, d.p. Fong Gallery, San Jose, California

1991-92

Alley Art and Urban Archaeology, Pasadena, California

1992

Secret Archives: A Retrospective, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)

1994

Project X, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, California

George Herms: Taking Another Look–The Art of Assemblage, Fred Spratt Gallery, San Jose, California

1995

George Herms: From Then and There to Here and Now, with a Little Help from His Friends,

Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner and Dennis Hopper, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York

Beat Epiphanies and Home Runs, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, California

SAM RAM, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California

1996

George Herms: Works Saluting San Francisco, 1962-1996, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

The Beat Bar, Track 16 Gallery and Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, California

Crossings, Fred Spratt Gallery, San Jose, California

1998

Parade of Sculpture, First Street Bridge Project, Los Angeles, California

Office of the Future, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1999

Poet Heroes of My Youth, Assemblage/Sculpture, Fred Spratt Gallery in association with

Larry Evans/James Willis Gallery, San Francisco, California (catalogue)

2001

Bed of Roses: Assemblages, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California

2002

Then and Now, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (catalogue)

Teragrams and Roses, Mesa Nights: A Romance of the Old Southwest, Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas

2003

Sepia Jones Collages, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2005

George Herms: Hot Set (curator Walter Hopps), Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California (DVD catalogue)

Pandora’s Box: The Sculpture of George Herms, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

From George Herms with LOVE, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)

2006

Select Works: George Herms, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, New York

2007

George Herms: Assemblages, Galerie Vallois, Paris, France

2008

Lymphatic Vessels and Monoprints: Celebrating the Life and Art of Bruce Conner, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, New York

2010

George Herms: Collages, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California

George Herms: Five Decades of Madness, Nyehaus, New York, New York

2011

George Herms, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, New York

George Herms: Collages, Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California

George Herms: Xenophilia (Love of the Unknown) (curators Neville Wakefield and Jeffrey Deitch), Museum of Contemporary Art at Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, California

George Herms: Site-Specific Installation, Barneys Mens Store Window (for designer Adam Kimmel), New York, New York

Chaos Job: Restrain Order, CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California

Parallel Visions (with Gregory Edwards), Smith Anderson North, San Anselmo, California

2012

George Herms: Salute to Bruce Conner, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

2013

On and Off the Wall, Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Emergio, OHWOW, Los Angeles, California

Galerie Vallois, Paris, France

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

1960

Gangbang, Batman Gallery, San Francisco, California

1961

The Art of Assemblage, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (traveled, catalogue)

Object Makers, Pomona College, Claremont, California

1962

California Collage Show, Pasadena Museum of Art, Pasadena, California

Fifty California Artists, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (traveled, catalogue)

1964

Arthur Richer Benefit, San Francisco, California

Sterling Holloway Collection, University of California, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)

1967

Selection, 1967: Recent Acquisitions in Modern Art, Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California (catalogue)

1968

Assemblage in California, University of California, Irvine, California (catalogue)

1969 Recent Acquisitions 1969, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California (catalogue)

The Diana Zlotnick Collection: A Collector/A Point of View, California State University, Los Angeles, California

1970

Assemblage of Assemblage, Palomar College, San Marcos, California

1971

Tableaux d’Aujourd’hui, Maitre Binoche, Paris, France

1972

Westcoast 1972, Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, California

Surrealism is Alive and Well in the West, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology,

Pasadena, California (catalogue)

1973

Kurt Schwitters and Related Developments, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California

The Betty and Monte Factor Family Collection, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, California

1974

Word Works, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California

Poets of the Cities: New York and San Francisco 1950-1965, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts,

Dallas, Texas (traveled, catalogue)

Giancarlo Bocchi Gallery, Milan, Italy

Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1975

Other Voices, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts (catalogue)

Assemblage, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

Environment and the New Art, University of California, Davis, California

1976

Realism–Points of View, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California

What’s Happening in L.A. Art?, Comsky Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Collection Without Walls, California State University, Fullerton, California

Drawing, Floating Wall Gallery, Santa Ana, California

1976-77

Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California (traveled, catalogue)

1977

The Artist’s Book, Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, California

Sculptors’ Photographs, University of California, Santa Barbara, California (catalogue)

Hieronymous Zones, Pierce College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1978

Californians for Brown 78, Santa Monica, California

3 Generations-Studies in Collage, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Southern Exposure, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California

Gray Matter Mail Art Show, California State University, San Diego, California

100 + Current Directions in Southern California Art, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

Déjà vu: Masterpieces Updated, Downey Museum of Art and Citrus Community College, Downey,

California (catalogue)

1979

10 Sculptors Outdoors–15 Works, California State College, San Bernardino, California

1980

Furnishings by Artists, Art Gallery, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)

Sculpture in California 1975-80, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (catalogue)

Major Works, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California

Recent Acquisitions, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California

1981

California: The State of Landscape 1972-1981, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California (traveled, catalogue)

California: A Sense of Individualism, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California

Humor in Art, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California

Collage and Assemblage, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi (traveled, catalogue)

Southern California Artists 1940-1980, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, California

(catalogue)

Art of Assemblage, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California (catalogue)

1982

Contemporary Triptychs, Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California (catalogue)

The West as Art, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California (catalogue)

1983

Contemporary Collage: Extensions, Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California

(catalogue)

Collage: The Americans, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (catalogue)

Annual Exhibition, American Academy in Rome, Italy (traveled, catalogue) 

Sight/Vision/The Urban Milieu, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

Boxed Art, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, California

American/European Painting and Sculpture, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California

1984

American/European: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California

Narrative Sculpture, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California (catalogue)

1985

San Francisco 1945-1965, Oakland Museum, Oakland, California (catalogue)

American/European: Painting and Sculpture, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California

MacArthur Park Public Art, Los Angeles, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)

1986

The Continuing Magic of California Assemblage, California State University, Dominguez Hills, California (catalogue)

Shrines and Altars, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Sculpture and Sculptors’ Drawings, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, California

1986-1988

Individuals: A Selected History of Contemporary Art, 1945-86, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Temporary Contemporary, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)

1987

Assemblage, Kent Fine Art, Inc., New York, New York (catalogue)

Recent Acquisitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

1988

Assemblage: Poetry and Narration, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California (catalogue)

Lost and Found in California: Four Decades of Assemblage Art, James Corcoran Gallery, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, and Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, and G. Ray Hawkins Photography, West Hollywood, California (catalogue)

Loans from the Norton Simon Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

1989

Forty Years of California Assemblage, Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, California (traveled, catalogue)

The Junk Aesthetic: Assemblage of the 1950s and Early 1960s, Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County Branch, Stanford, Connecticut (traveled, catalogue)

Rezoning (Bill Bissett, George Herms, Jess and Al Neil), Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (catalogue)

1990

Artists’ Artists, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

Crossing the Line: Word and Image in Art, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, California

Novel Ideas, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

1991

California Artists Books, Armory Center, Pasadena, California

Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, George Herms and Jess, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery,

New York

1992

Sight Vision: The Urban Milieu #3 (Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick, George Herms, and Jess). Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

Poem Makers: Wallace Berman, George Herms and Jess. L.A. Louver, Venice, California

Museum of Contemporary Art Benefit Auction, Los Angeles, California (catalogue)

1993

The Elegant, Irreverent & Obsessive: Drawing in Southern California, California State University, Fullerton, California

1994

Eyeful (A two person exhibit with Pixie Guerin), Herms/Pix Studios, Los Angeles, California

Worlds in a Box, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, London, England (traveled, catalogue)

Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art, Cleveland Museum for the Arts, Cleveland, Ohio (traveled, catalogue)

1995

Beat Culture and the New America, 1950-1965, Whitney Museum of Art, New York (traveled, catalogue)

1997

Sunshine and Noir, Louisiana Museum of Art, Denmark (traveled, catalogue)

Interconnections (Richard Ankrom, Karen Finley, Mat Gleason, Pixie Guerin, and George Herms), SITE, The Brewery, Los Angeles, California

1998

Coming Attractions (A two-person exhibition with James Fee), Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, California

1999

Corroborations (A two-person exhibition with James Fee), SF Cameraworks, San Francisco, California

2000

The 7th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu,

Hawaii (traveling, catalogue)

1993-11

Venice Art Walk, Venice, California

2002

New Acquisitions, New Work, New Directions 3: Contemporary Selections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Academy of Fine Arts, Brescia, Italy

Spring Artwalk, The Brewery, Los Angeles, California

2002-03

Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Post War America, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York (traveled, catalogue)

2003

Assemblage Show, Don O'Melveny Gallery, West Hollywood, California (catalogue)

Twisted Christmas (curator Joella March), The Unurban, Santa Monica, California

Faithful, Herms/Pix Studios, Los Angeles, California

Cut, Copy, Paste: The Art of Contemporary Collage, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California

LA Black + White, Beauty Stripped Bare (curator: Joe Jarrell,) BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, California

The Art of Leaving (curator Joella March), The Unurban, Santa Monica, California

Spring Artwalk, The Brewery, Los Angeles

2004

Show & Tell, Art of Connection, Zimmer Children's Museum, Los Angeles, California

The Not-So-Still Life, A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, California (catalogue)

George Herms: Assemblage Masterworks and Andy Schuessler: Electro-mechanical Sculpture,

with Pixie Herms: Paintings “The Bridge Series,” Square Blue Gallery, Costa Mesa, California

2006

Los Angeles 1955-1985 : Naissance d’une capitale artistique (Los Angeles 1955-1985: The Birth of an Art Capital), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

A Piece of History (From L.A....but not in Paris), Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York

2007

Opera Workshop (a collaboration with Farm Lab), Phantom Gallery, Beverly Hills, California

2008

Sack of Bones (Los Angeles), Peres Projects, Los Angeles, California

2009

The Journal Gallery at NADA, Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach, Florida

Sight Vision Revisited, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

Built to Survive the Real World: Bruce Conner, George Herms, Dennis Hopper, Robert Dean Stockwell (curated by Neville Wakefield), Andrew Roth Gallery, New York, New York

2010

Swell, Nyehaus Gallery, New York, New York

Art Shack, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

Some Assembly Required, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California

2011

In Context (in conjunction with Betye Saar: Red Time), Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, California

Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture 1950-1970, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

46 N. Los Robles: A History of the Pasadena Art Museum, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics 1945–1980, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California

Do Not Remove, The Mayor Gallery, London, England, U.K. (with Bruce Conner and Robert Mallary)

Venice in Venice (curator Tim Nye), Venice, Italy

Two Schools of Cool (collaboration with Sarah Cain), Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles,

California

Taste of Tattoo, Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, California

2012

It Ain’t Fair 2012, OHWOW, in conjunction with Art Basel Miami, Miami Beach, Florida

OC Collects, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

Pairings: The Collection at 50: George Herms and Roland Reiss, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California

Indelibly Yours: Smith Andersen Editions and the Tattoo Project, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

2013

Local Fish, Ernie Wolfe Gallery, Los Angeles, California