Miles of color
The paintings of Miles Hermann are a staple in the local art scene. He’s good, he’s prolific as all get out, and it seems that every time he has a new show, it’s at a different gallery. It makes sense that so many galleries would want to get a piece of him. His colorful paintings pay homage to a long line of popular California artists, with glowing edges that speak of Wayne Thiebaud and Gregory Kondos. This is not to say that Hermann doesn’t have his own style: His angular brushstrokes are almost a signature, but what really set this artist apart from the pack are his subjects. He has a different take on the figure and the still life, but where he can really shine is his landscapes. They’re not the usual scenes; think a normal stretch of T Street in Midtown at dusk. It seems strange that it can be as tranquil and beautiful as Hermann illustrates. Local Landscapes by Miles Hermann is on display at the C Street Gallery, 223 C Street in Davis, through February 1.