We welcome artist and educator Mike Glier as the Burchfield Penney Artist-In-Residence! Glier kicked off his residency exploring the work of Charles E. Burchfield through the exhibition, A Lifetime of Themes, along with a deep dive into the archives. He plans to share his reflections on the work of Charles Burchfield via his social media channels throughout his residency.
Glier has long shared the writings of Burchfield scholar and curator Nancy Weekly with his students at Williams College and cites Burchfield as an important influence on his painting and drawing. Although Glier's early work was politically focused, he has shifted to spend the last two decades exploring the human relationship with the land. Like Burchfield, his work demonstrates a love of painting, abstraction, and a reverence for nature.