August 6, 2009: Elephant at Night, Okavango, Botswana

Piece description from the artist

One night in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, I heard sloshing in river that flowed past my sleeping platform. I stepped outside into the moonlight and saw an elephant approaching. It walked out the river and came toward me. Less than 20 feet away it stopped under an Illala palm, wrapped its trunk around the tree and shook the heck out of it, creating a shower of nuts. At first light, I got out my colors and painted the great animal and my astonishment.

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About Michael Glier

Hoosick Falls, NY

Mike Glier makes drawings and paintings about the human relationship with the environment. A recipient of a National Endowment Fellowship in drawing, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting, Glier has had solo exhibitions at Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston; Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; Gerald Peters Gallery, New York and Santa Fe; and the Museum of Modern Art, NY. The Drawing Center, NY, The Tyler Gallery, Philadelphia, and the Opalka Gallery, Albany NY, have sponsored national touring exhibitions and he has participated in the Whitney Museum Biennial, NY. Glier has exhibited internationally at the Lisson Gallery, London; Tanya Grunert Gallery, Cologne; American Graffiti, Amsterdam; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; and in 2019 was an Artist in Residence at Hauser and Wirth Gallery, Somerset, England.

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