Mike Glier on The Role of the Gardener

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Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Dropping Lane

Bruton

BA10 0NL

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Artist Mike Glier uses painting and drawing to explore topics of common interest. Masculinity, consumerism, and conflict were subjects for much of his early work and more recently he has focused on the human relationship with the environment. This talk, ‘The Role of the Gardener’, considers the occupation that is often centred on growth and productivity as opposed to specific identity. Glier has investigated this idea as a model for the evolution of contemporary culture and our response to our natural surroundings.

‘My landscape projects are propelled by a number of things, including the love of paint and abstraction, but most importantly, by a desire to do my part to help make the changes in philosophy that are required if humanity is to create a sustainable future.’

This is a free event, but registering is essential as capacity is limited.

Please note, the galleries will be closed for an exhibition changeover throughout this event.

Mike Glier has exhibited internationally at the ICA, London; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe; and Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston. The Drawing Center, NY; The Tyler Gallery, Temple University; and the Opalka Gallery, Sage Colleges, Albany, NY, have sponsored national touring exhibitions of his work in the U.S. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting and the Alexander Falck Class of 1899 Professor of Art at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. As the artist-in-residence at Hauser & Wirth Somerset for 2019 – 2020, Glier will be studying Oudolf Field and the Somerset landscape to capture the seasonal changes of colour and motif.

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Dropping Lane

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BA10 0NL

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