Dirty Little Pots
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
In an art world saturated with youthful promise, it is easy to lose sight of artists with a longer career trajectory. One artist who has pushed his work in ever-new directions is Roger Herman, whose "dirty little pots" were the subject of a brilliant exhibition this summer at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
Herman was one of Los Angeles’ hot young artists in the 1980s. Now he is chair of the department of painting at the city’s hottest art school, UCLA, where he is surrounded by bright young things with their own agendas for success.