Mike Glier: The Alphabet of Lili

Main Gallery Jun 26–Aug 23, 1992

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Mike Glier: The Alphabet of Lili
Jun 26–Aug 23, 1992





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The Alphabet of Lili, 1992
The Alphabet of Lili, 1992, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art

The Alphabet of Lili, a suite of twenty-six large-scale drawings in acrylic and charcoal, documented Glier’s daily experience of parenting and transformations in his life after he and his wife, Jenny Holzer, moved to a farm in upstate New York to raise their daughter, Lili. Exploring the Cubist proposition that perception is not only vision but also memory, Glier’s drawings are the product of periods of sustained observation on a single topic, buffeted by whimsy, emotion, accident, strong ideas, and daily life.