12 Writings: Sunshine for a Long Midnight
This series of posts are about my current exhibition Michael Markwick: Sunshine for a Long Midnight up at Galerie Born in Berlin, from June 10th to August 29th, 2020. Writing about my work has been going on for years but some more than other. Given the Covid19 pandemic I am returning to exploring my work in text.
Once art leaves the studio it is re-framed by the world. I am fully aware there are different readings of the works once they leave. I hope my own writings can offer more context. Comments are welcome, and you can always drop me an email. To visit the exhibition in Berlin please see the gallery website. This exhibition runs the entire summer of 2020.
“Tree Hugger” shows an abstracted skeletal figure merging with the top of a pine tree that is radiating light. The term “tree hugger ” is often used negatively by the political right to refer to someone who is an environmental activist.