Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe

Antipodes: Botswana and Hawaii, An Exhibition of Painting by Mike Glier

Antipodes: Botswana and Hawaii, An Exhibition of Painting by Mike Glier

july 20, 2009: baobab trees in the evening, gweta, botswana, 78°f by michael glier

Michael Glier

July 20, 2009: Baobab Trees in the Evening, Gweta, Botswana, 78°F, 2009

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may 18, 2010: sunrise, puna coast, hawaii, 70°f by michael glier

Michael Glier

May 18, 2010: Sunrise, Puna Coast, Hawaii, 70°F, 2010

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Friday, April 29, 2011Saturday, July 2, 2011


Santa Fe, NM USA

Opening Reception: Friday, April 29th, 5-7pm The Gerald Peters Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit, Antipodes: Botswana and Hawaii, an exhibition of painting by Mike Glier with an opening reception on Friday, April 29, 2011, 5-­‐7 p.m.

Artist Mike Glier has been wondering what’s beneath his feet – way beneath his feet, through the center of the earth to the other side of the globe. He decided to find out by mounting a painting expedition to Botswana and Hawaii, two landscapes located on opposite points of the earth. Nxai Pan, Botswana is a featureless, white, salt pan fringed by arid grassland. On the other side of the earth, its “antipode”, on the big island of Hawaii is Kilauea, a high altitude rainforest that is cool, dense and immensely green. Both Nxai Pan and Kilauea are represented in the exhibit as well as Tuli Block and Okavango Delta in Botswana, and the Puna Coast in Hawaii.

“In an age when global thinking is essential to solve energy, economic, ecological and social problems,” said Glier, “it’s important to create links that stick in the brain – links which challenge distance and difference and encourage connection. I’m choosing geometry, the common abstraction of space, to hitch unlike places.”

Antipodes is the second solo exhibition for Glier at the Gerald Peters Gallery, following Along A Long Line, a collection of works made while traveling from the Arctic to the equator along a line of longitude. This new exhibit will be accompanied by a blog, also titled Antipodes (www.antipodes.us), which will feature stories, photographs and more paintings by the artist. In an adjacent gallery, Gerald Peters will also present a suite of landscape paintings of the Santa Fe region that Glier created in the spring of 2010.

Born in Kentucky, Mike Glier received an MA from Hunter College. In 1989, he was the New England recipient of Awards in the Visual Arts 9, and in 1996, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting. The Albright Knox Museum, Goldman Sachs, Chase Bank, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, the Norton Gallery of Art and the San Diego Museum of Art are among the institutions where his work is represented.

Contact: Abigail Von Schlegell, Gerald Peters Gallery,
(505) 954-­‐5700 or avonschlegell@gpgallery.com
Digital reproduction images available upon request.

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