Art of the Day Doubleshot: Michael Glier, “November 27, 2007: Rainforest Canopy, San Cudo, Ecuador, 86 degrees F” & “July 24, 2007: Boulder, Pangnirtung, Canada, 48ºF”

  March 5th, 2011

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       Michael Glier, November 27, 2007: Rainforest Canopy, San Cudo, Ecuador, 86 degrees F, 2007, oil on aluminum panel

 
 
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       Michael Glier, July 24, 2007: Boulder, Pangnirtung, Canada, 48ºF, 2007, oil on aluminum panel

 
 
    Busy days lately & I missed Friday’s post, so here’s a Satty double by an artist I just discovered named Michael Glier. Isn’t the boulder great? Like a massive membraneous jellyfish, or the back of a clay skull. The texture of it’s beautiful to me, mottled, handprinted, dappled, smudged, veined, chipped, flaked. It keeps giving the more you linger over it. And the yellow presence at its foot, the sulfurous blotch, what’s happening here? I imagine an encampment, raided and torched. Some strange fungal growth sprouting from decaying logs, farmed here by locals, the spot chosen for its dampness and boulder-shadow. Olmec Head sticking out its tongue where burnt offerings are placed.
      And for the topmost painting, here’s this:
 


 
 
 
 
 
 Please check out more of Glier’s work here.

 
 
All writing © copyright C. Way / Snailcrow.com 2011

[posted by C Way at 10:20 AM]

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