RED SKY AT NIGHT (FROM THE “FALLING MAN” SERIES
oil and collage on canvas
signed, titled and dated 2014 on the overflap
15 ins x 15 ins; 38.1 cms x 38.1 cms
Prolific painter, printmaker and collage artist, Michael Clague transforms his experiences and views on the human condition in his series, The 12 Confessions of the Falling Man. Clague was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts this year, allowing him to expand on his "Falling Man" collection which will be the content for a forthcoming solo exhibition. In Red Sky at Night (2014), a work from the series depicting an isolated and uncontrolled free-falling man, is Clague's attempt to open a dialogue on mental health. The frenetically-painted figure, descending from the canvas' edge toward a desolate collaged landscape, lends the work an introspective quality.
Private Collection, Montreal