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About Hermonie, only.

Baltimore City

Hermonie “only” Williams is a multidisciplinary artist who makes hybrid works using photographs of her sculpture to create comprehensive visualizations of abstract concepts. Williams’ graphite drawings are expertly drafted using simple geometric forms and gradients to craft dichotomous forces in a graphic narrative. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Terrault Contemporary and Gallery Four in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at locations including The... more

Hermonie, only.'s portfolio

Big Deal

Big Deal was a conceptual installation based on Dramatism, the brand of literary theory touted by Kenneth Burke in his 1945 book "A Grammar of Motives". The artist utilized Burke's "Dramatist Pentad" strategy of finding meaning in a text and expanded this strategy into the abstract, finding meaning in combinations of the following elements: act, scene, agent, agency, and purpose. These five components were used to reference the five major points of the human body. The repeated use of the number 5 and other symbols such as the cross, triangles, and dodecahedra, lend an air of mysticism. The artist made intentional use of the stark language of Modernism to articulate her passion for objectification and authority.

  • Novelty Sculpture Group B

    LEFT TO RIGHT : BLACK DODECAHEDRA : cardboard and vinyl - height 10", WHITE TETRAHEDRON : plexiglass and vinyl - height 8", WHITE TETRAHEDRON : plexiglass and vinyl, height 8", RED TETRAHEDRON : plexiglass and vinyl, height 8", YELLOW TETRAHEDRON : plexiglass and vinyl, height 8". Similarly to NOVELTY SCULPTURE GROUP A, GROUP B is a display of objects with reduced elevation to create a physical and psychological distance from the viewer, however, unlike GROUP A, GROUP B has more intrinsic significance.
  • Novelty Sculpture Group A

    LEFT TO RIGHT : concrete, charcoal, clay, plastic, rubber, wood, pizza. NOVELTY SCULPTURE GROUP A is a collection of objects displayed on a shelf 6 inches from the ground. The elevation is meant to diminish any contact one could have with the objects while their isolation further objectifies them. Their significance to each other is due to proximity and not to any intrinsic property. This is an invitation for one to consider her proximity and significance to those around her.
  • Installation View 3

    WORKS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT : BLACK DODECAHEDRA 2 : concrete - height 18", BLACK CUBE 2 : wood - 2'x2'x2', IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD : wood - height 6', XXX (red crosses along the wall, between doors) : wood - 4'x8', BLACK CUBE 1 : wood - 2'x2'x2', BLACK DODECAHEDRA 1 : concrete - height 18", RED : enamel paint - 6'x2', BLUE : blue tempera - 2'X2'
  • Installation View 1

    WORKS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: HALF RED : tempera on wallpaper - 2'x3' each, NOVELTY SCULPTURE GROUP A : (see detail), BLACK DODECAHEDRA 1 : concrete - height 18", PENTAGON BLACK 1 : wood - height 36", NOVELTY SCULPTURE GROUP B : (see detail), FLAG BLACK FLAG WHITE : vinyl - height 6', BLACK CUBE 1 : wood - 2'x2'x2', PENTAGON BLACK 2 : wood - height 36", BLACK X RED HALF : tempera on wallpaper framed - 11"x14" each, IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND THE WORD WAS GOD : wood - height 6'.

Some What

Some What was a Minimalist exhibition of paintings and altered photographs produced during a four week residency at the Lobot studios in Oakland, California. A limited palate of shapes and colors built a dramatic contrast between the object of the painting and the enveloping emptiness of the gallery. The artist invests her design and installation skills into creating a monastic environment imbued with an undercurrent of isolation and anxiety.

  • Fault

    Altered photograph. 32 x 14 in.
  • Nice Nice

    Tempera and Gouache on paper. 18 x 24 in.
  • Untitled (detail)

    Tempera and gouache on paper. 18 x 24 in.
  • Blue Tip Black Stab

    Gouache on paper. 2 x 12 x 20 in.
  • Untitled

    Tempera and gouache. 24 x 18 in.
  • Red Tip Black Stab

    Gouache on paper; cut out. 2 x 12 x 20 in.
  • Some What

    Installation view of "Lean, 2", wooden sculpture in the foreground. Tempera and gouache paintings on a curved wall behind the sculpture.
  • Some What

    Tempera and gouache paintings on a curved wall; various sizes.
  • Some What

    Tempera and gouache paintings on paper; various sizes.
  • Some What

    Tempera and gouache paintings on a curved wall; various sizes.

HER,M.

A selection of work from a series of paintings and sculpture studying the cube.

"This series is an experiment in creating a "perfect" image - the hypothesis being that such a thing can exist. I started using cubes in my work while studying the Dramatist Pentad and the number 5's association with the cube in Platonic geometry (cube = earth). While researching the word HERM (a bust on a four sided pillar or a squared off rock, as some of the first altars were) I've begun to associate with the cube on a personal level."

- Hermonie, only. December 2011

  • Monoplinth

    Ink and tempera on paper. 18 x 24 in.
  • Plinth Scatter

    Ink and tempera on paper. 18 x 24 in.
  • Quadriplinth

    Ink and tempera on paper. 18 x 24 in.
  • Perfection Models

    Sketchbook drawings. Graphite on paper. 8.5 x 11 in.
  • 7

    Graphite on paper. 16.5 x 22 in.
  • 6

    Graphite on paper. 16.5 x 22 in.
  • 5

    Graphite on paper. 16.5 x 22 in.
  • 4

    Graphite on paper. 16.5 x 22 in.
  • Phonetic Landscape Number One With Three Keys

    Visitors posing with Phonetic Landscape... at the Baker Artist Awards exhibition closing at the BMA, October 2011.
  • Phonetic Landscape Number One With Three Keys

    Wall painting with plywood structure. 18'10'' x 14'. "There is a suggestion of uncertainty and dread in this piece that speaks through the predictability of the geometry used. The landscape referred to in the title is the repeating cube pattern on the wall. The cube is used in reference to the elemental property of the platonic solid representing Earth. This painting was designed to be symbolically grounding but visually destabilizing; It is a study in the congruency of the opposing perceptual states of stability and instability.

Selected Paintings

Selected Drawings & Paintings

A selection of paintings and drawings from 2012.

(as yet untitled)

To create this image I took a dowel and cut it into an even number of pieces. I painted each piece with black and white paint. Every segment has an inverse segment painted as its opposite. If all of the segments were arranged back in a straight line it would be continuous, with no gaps. This piece is about completion and dispersion.

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