MICHAEL CORNER

Artist Statement:

 

I make images.

I do not know why I make them.

I do not know who they are for.

I do so compulsively.

 

To not make images is to put down a delicate thread I chanced to pick up, if I put it down I fear I will be unable to pick it up again. I am looking for that which exists in the space between words.

 

Biography:

 

Michael moved from the prairies to Banff twenty-two years ago. He started teaching himself to paint eight years ago. Michael lives with the marvelous Julie, cats Steven and Augustus and a dog named Bertram.

A message.

A message.

oil on panel

2020

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A proposition.

A proposition.

oil on panel

2020

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An invitation to a ball.

An invitation to a ball.

oil on panel

2020

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And we should call any truth false that has not been accompanied by my burt of laughter.

And we should call any truth false that has not been accompanied by my burt of laughter.

oil on paper

2020

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Applaud friends: the comedy is done.

Applaud friends: the comedy is done.

oil on paper

2020

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Be careful Stanley, bats.

Be careful Stanley, bats.

ink on paper

2020

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Because lions only fly at night Stanley.

Because lions only fly at night Stanley.

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2020

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Dear deer, please be careful.

Dear deer, please be careful.

oil on panel

2020

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Gull with three tomatoes.

Gull with three tomatoes.

oil on panel

2019

Courtesy of The Edge Gallery, Canmore

I did not think it would be like this Stanley.

I did not think it would be like this Stanley.

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2019

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Knife and two limes.

Knife and two limes.

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2020

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Laughter, he still has not learned, nor beauty.

Laughter, he still has not learned, nor beauty.

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2020

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Man with silk scarf.

Man with silk scarf.

oil on panel

2020

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Marmot with half peach.

Marmot with half peach.

oil on panel

2019

Courtesy of The Edge Gallery, Canmore

Mother and child.

Mother and child.

oil on canvas

2020

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One must only take care to wind them up properly.

One must only take care to wind them up properly.

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2020

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Portrait of Julie K.

Portrait of Julie K.

oil on canvas

2019

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Portrait of a cow: Ellis

Portrait of a cow: Ellis

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2020

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Portrait of a goat: Alistair.

Portrait of a goat: Alistair.

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2020

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Portrait of a lama: Louie with orange.

Portrait of a lama: Louie with orange.

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2020

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Portrait of a pig.

Portrait of a pig.

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2020

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Portrait of a sheep: Matilda.

Portrait of a sheep: Matilda.

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2020

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Rat with spool of thread.

Rat with spool of thread.

oil on panel

2019

Courtesy of The Edge Gallery, Canmore

Solemnity of distance.

Solemnity of distance.

oil on paper

2020

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The knight.

The knight.

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2020

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The lure.

The lure.

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2020

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The magicians.

The magicians.

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2020

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Their vanity is charming so long as it is never injured.

Their vanity is charming so long as it is never injured.

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2020

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They made a mistake Stanley.

They made a mistake Stanley.

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2020

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They say its a bad place Stanley.

They say its a bad place Stanley.

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2020

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They say we don't belong Stanley.

They say we don't belong Stanley.

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2020

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They're are going south Stanley.

They're are going south Stanley.

ink on paper

2020

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Three lemons and bottle.

Three lemons and bottle.

oil on canvas

2020

Courtesy of The Edge Gallery, Canmore

Waschbar with two beets.

Waschbar with two beets.

oil on panel

2019

Courtesy of private collection

We burned our bridges behind us.

We burned our bridges behind us.

oil on paper

2020

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Wednesdays.

Wednesdays.

Pastel on paper

2020

Courtesy of The Edge Gallery, Canmore

When pricked with a pin they burst.

When pricked with a pin they burst.

oil on paper

2020

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Women with knife.

Women with knife.

oil on canvas

2020

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Women with small owl.

Women with small owl.

oil on panel

2018

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