Silverman Productions, in partnership with Kimball Entertainment, is presenting an intimate art exhibition showcasing the creative works of three uniquely distinguished LA artists Hermann Lederle, Jay Silverman and Cora Silverman.

We are delighted to welcome you as private guest to a unique art installation – you can expect a provocative selection of contemporary art, including mixed media, photography, astute illustrative sketches and live music by composer Dave Holden.

Apparent Opposites - Art exhibition showcasing the creative works of three uniquely distinguished LA artists Hermann Lederle, Jay Silverman and Cora Silverman

The artists share a common passion for the Lipstick Angels Charity and will be donating 50% of the proceeds to the charity.
Lipstick Angels’ mission is to provide nurturing beauty support services to restore and strengthen the dignity, hope and self-esteem of cancer patients.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
6:00-9:00 pm

Silverman Productions Studio
1541 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

complimentary valet parking

HERMANN LEDERLE’S “Adaptation,” 2015

 James Scarborough
 Art, theatre, and film critic

This essay will accompany an exhibition of the artist’s work next month at Arthea Gallery, Mannheim, Germany.

Hermann Lederle’s “Adaptation,” 2015, is massive. Measuring five and a half feet by ten feet, this totemic monument doesn’t just envelop you, it anchors you to the ground. Reminiscent of partially open Levelor blinds, a network of dense and narrow vertical bands sweep across the canvas. There’s more weight at the center; this makes the surface quiver and shimmer, like water burbling over an outcropping of coral just beneath the surface of a roiling sea. Without fully revealing it, the piece suggests an expanse of pictorial depth. It accommodates something that is turbulent and veiled, expressionistic and controlled. This balance suggests a mystery, a conundrum, a koan.

adaptation 2015 by hermann lederle

You read it up and down, down and up, systematically working your way across. A crescendo from left to right, a climax at the middle, and then a denouement until the right edge. Structurally it’s the painterly equivalent of Guillaume Apollinaire’s pictorial poem, “Il Pleut,” from his 1918 book, Calligrammes. The lines of the poem are vertical, to simulate falling rain that evokes memories of women in the poet’s life.
The piece began with marks on the canvas. His signature, in the lower right corner; Japanese words near the left edge, vertically arrayed, that correspond to young Japanese daughters and an ambiguous amalgamation of a term that suggests Japanese trust fund sons and Goths. Given the piece’s up and down rhythm, it invites a comparison to the fair Juliet above on her balcony being courted by her swain Romeo down below. Those vertical bands consist of the vivid and expressionistic decades-old paintings that Lederle has painstakingly hand-cut and then collaged onto the canvas, leaving just enough space so that the original marks show through as interstices of the canvas. Punctuated with a stop and go rhythm, the work reigns in the artist’s prior spontaneous flourishes. Each scrimmed line brims with its own gravity. Overall it packs a powerful existential wallop. As such, it makes you wonder what Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings would have looked like if he had worked off of an easel.
An inspired piece, the work lays bare the source of artistic inspiration. The work corrals something prior and powerful, something that had once been deeply felt and is now remembered. It doesn’t push this feeling into the background; it leavens it with the consolation of memory. The work waxes humorous, a literal application of the way an artist’s new painting builds on what went before. Adaptation looks backward to move forward. Besides the emotion, besides the humor, the work feels wise: the product of adapting to things pictorial and, thus, personal with the perspective of age.
By James Scarborough

HERMANN LEDERLE – Art Karlsruhe 2013

Lederle at Art Karlsruhe 2013
Lederle at Art Karlsruhe 2013


Lederle to show with Arthea Gallery at ART KARLSRUHE 2013

Hermann Lederle


The German painter, who now resides in Los Angeles, gives impressionism a contemporary inflection. Where before wispy brushstrokes and springtime hues ruled, Lederle works in the colors and shapes of our time. His paintings have an edge to them and an electric energy pulsing throughout.

Lederle’s paintings capture how it feels to see in the modern world. Waterlilies are replaced with welcome screens and rolling sunsets with flashing advertisements.

The latest series entails a two-stage process, where at first a graduated color is applied with a traditional brush allowing for the distinct qualities of its stroke to emerge. The second stage is executed with a painter’s knife often with ostensibly contradictory linear shapes and lines.

Lederle’s work has a 3-D, almost architectural reality, achieved without employing geometry. He creates a progression of inner space expanse that the paintings invite you to enter as an explorer evoking the thrilling sensation of stepping on virgin ground.

Translation to german:

Hermann Lederle


Hermann Lederle, geboren in Mannheim, Deutschland, lebt heute in Los Angeles, Kalifornien. Seine neuen Bilder geben dem Impressionismus eine zeitgenössische Ausdrucksform. Wo damals Frühlingsfarbtöne und feine Pinselstriche die Landschaft auflösten, arbeitet Lederle in den Farben und Formen unserer Zeit. Seine Bilder haben Ecken und Kanten mit einer pulsierenden elektrischen Energie.

Lederles Gemälde erfassen, wie es sich anfühlt, in der modernen Welt zu sehen. Seerosen werden durch Begrüßungsfenster (Splash Screens) und Sonnenuntergänge durch blinkende Anzeigen auf Bildschirmen ersetzt.

Die neuen Arbeiten entstehen in einem 2-stufigen Prozess. Zunächst wird Farbe in mehreren Schichten und Abstufungen mit einem herkömmlichen Pinsel aufgetragen. Danach werden Kanten und Tiefen mit unterschiedlichen Malspachteln im scheinbaren Widerspruch herausgearbeitet.

Die Bilder erreichen ohne Einsatz der Geometrie eine fast architektonische 3D Realität, die den Betrachter einlädt sich auf die Reise in das Innere des Bildes und Seiner selbst aufzumachen.

Exhibition “Footprints on Snow” by Hermann Lederle

GermanMissions USA LA Hermann Lederle Events Calendar March 2012

Exhibition:”Footprints on Snow” by Hermann Lederle, April 3-27, 2012

Exhibition: April 3-27, 2012
Reception: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 6:30-9:30PM
Where: FRANK PICTURES GALLERY, Curator/Owner Laurie Frank,
2525 Michigan Ave. A5, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:30 – 6:30PM or by appointment
TEL: 310.828.0211, FAX: 310-839-6166


Upcoming Exhibition

studio 2-29-2012 hermann lederle

Upcoming Exhibition – Getting ready for a show at FRANK PICTURES GALLERY in April. See you there.

Artist Statement

Over the last years Lederle’s paintings continued to evolve with dense color expanses woven into heavily textured line structures. The latest series entails a two stage process, where at first a graduated color is applied with a tractional brush allowing for the distinct qualities of its stroke to emerge. The second stage is executed with a painter’s knife often with ostensibly contradictory linear shapes and lines, imbuing it with the properties of rival perceptions taking place within the canvases.