Los Angeles

George Herms


What is there about a Victorian postcard of two silly women looking beautiful? Is it a gas? Is it proper to look in private shrines containing private jokes and relics and funky memorabilia? If so, is it proper to do so in Pasadena? Does lettering on things make it undemocratic because it excludes non-readers? Does it mean you have a dirty mind if you think the things in an art show might be dirty? Is “melt­ed plastic bottle” a durable art mate­rial? Pure?

––Doug Mc­Clellan