Solo Exhibition: Martin von Wagner Museum- “New Songs to Learn and Sing”

Solo Exhibition News

This year I have been preparing for a solo exhibition at the Martin von Wagner Museum in Würzburg, Germany. This exhibition will include 10 recent paintings (both large-scale and smaller works) and 12 select drawings.

While looking at the painting collection of the museum, I discovered a vanitas still life by the 17th-century Flemish painter Cornelis Gijsbrechts. The theme of vanitas – remembering our mortality, fragility, and the transience of our existence – seems particularly relevant at this moment in history, in which self-absorption permeates all areas of life. The Gijsbrechts still life stayed on my mind as I created the works for this exhibition. 

Shifting Sky, 2018
Acryl auf Leinwand, 95 x 120 cm /37,4 x 47,2 inches
foto: Eric Tschernow

The exhibition is part of the WinckelmannfeierThe opening of the event begins with introductory remarks at the Neubaukirche in Würzburg, after which we will all walk over to the museum gallery in the Würzburg Residence.


Girl in Shadowtime, 2018
Acryl auf Leinwand, 95 x 120 cm
Acrylic on linen, 37,4 x 47,2 inches
photo: Eric Tschernow
Bones for the Approaching Future, 2018
Acryl auf Leinwand, 170 x 140 cm
Acrylic on linen, 67 x 55 inches
photo: Eric Tschernow

Exhibition:
12/12/2018 – 14/04/2019

Opening:
Tuesday, December 11 
18:00 Neubaukirche
Würzburg, Germany

The starting point of the opening is at the Winckelmannfeier at the Neubaukirche in Würzburg, and then moves to the museum.

Opening Address:
Neubaustraße 38
Alte Universität, Neubaukirche (entrance from Domerschulstraße) Exhibition

Address:
Residenzplatz 2A
97070 Würzburg

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 – 13:30
Alternating Sundays 10:00 – 13:30

Catalogue
A full-color catalogue will be published by the museum and available for purchase. Texts by museum director Damian Dombrowski and curator Sophie Renninger. Texts in German and English.

Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts 
Vanitas-Stillleben mit Dokument, Nottenblättern und einem Blumenstrauß (1662)
Öl auf Leinwand , 70 x 83 cm

© Martin von Wagner Museum,
photo: Birgit Wörz

Serious Play: Lucy Teasdale / Michael Markwick @ Galerie Born Berlin

Serious Play

20. April – 2. Juni 2018
LUCY TEASDALE, MICHAEL MARKWICK

Skulptur und Malerei
Eröffnung: Do, 19. April, 18 – 21 Uhr
geöffnet: Di bis Sa 12 – 18 Uhr

Galerie Born, Berlin
galerie-born.de
Potsdamer Str. 58, 10785 Berlin

The Slide (2017) 140 x 110 cm (55 x 43 in.) Acrylic on linen Michael Markwick
The Slide (2017) 140 x 110 cm (55 x 43 in.) Acrylic on linen Photo: eric tschernow

Michael Markwick”Most of Markwick’s pictures develop out of innumerable layers and over-painting. To accentuate the physical structure of the paint, he sometimes mixes sand into it or cuts it away with razor blades and spatulas. Markwick understands the painting process as both a dialogue and conflict between colour, form and narrative motifs such as elements of landscapes. In his current work hints emerge of human figures, a flower or a paper kite.

In titles such as Sailor on the Styx (2018) or Clattering Bones of a Flower (2018) the artist has started to emphasize traces of bones, skulls or skeletons, which had continually appeared spontaneously in older works during the painting process and in this way emphasised the latent confrontation with death and mortality.

A new, brighter state of pictorial composition has created room for this. Until 2015 Markwick was inspired primarily by expressionist influences – by Joan Mitchell, Willem de Kooning or the CoBrA group. Since making a journey to see the work of Piero della Francesca and frescoes of the early Italian Renaissance, you can see a greater lightness in his paintings. This lightness is characterised by brighter colours, more open spaces and stronger graphically nuanced forms.

Nevertheless the pictorial space is still  wrought with discords. In this way Markwick keeps all the elements active and vibrant and stimulates the gaze of the viewer. The viewer’s gaze is pushed away  from the finely shaded or swirled paint, zooms into details with an enormous impression of depth or, as in The Slide (2017) is sucked into a lead-dark chasm. In Poet Climbing out of the Earth (2017) a spring-like lyricism seems to conquer the weightiness, while in Bird Waiting for Storm (2018) a cascade of light rebels against the stone grey shadows that threaten to swallow up all other colours.”

Above quote from exhibition text.

Dr. Karin Schulze

 

Re: Imagining Europe

Re: Imagining Europe

Exhibition in Box Freiraum, Berlin

Nikos Aslanidis, Maria Capelo, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Milena Dragicevic, Luisa Kasalicky, Ida Lindgren, Mark Manders, Michael Markwick, Agnieszka Polska & Witek Orski, Monika Sosnowska, Tessa Verder

Curated by Jurriaan Benschop

13 September–2 December 2017

Opening: 12 September, 19:00

This exhibition shows the rich imagination that can be found across the European continent. Through the work of twelve artists, a variety of motifs and attitudes unfold. Instead of general statements about Europe, the viewer is offered differentiated and nuanced individual perspectives. Some of them are rooted in local histories, while others relate to the history of art, to nature, or to the search for the timeless. Together, the twelve participating artists offer a panorama of European imagination in times of migration, mobility, and political turbulence.

Throughout Europe a variety of languages, landscapes, and ways of living can be encountered against the background of a shared history and a common understanding of what is necessary for art to flourish. This coherent diversity is reflected through the attitudes and imaginations of the artists brought together in this show. The artists understand their work as being part of a global (art) society. And yet, local sensibilities are also included in their works.  The exhibition shows work from artists based in such different locations as Berlin, Enköping, Lisbon, London, Ronse, Thessaloniki, Vienna and Warsaw.

With Re: Imagining Europe, Box Freiraum follows up on the exhibition As If, At Home (2016), which reflected on cultural origin and the notion of home and belonging. The current exhibition identifies different sources for artistic creation, and highlights imagination and stories of origin.

http://www.box-freiraum.berlin/re-imagining-europe/

Boxhagener Straße 96 (Im Hof)
10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain

+49 151 4016 0444
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ÖFFNUNGZEITEN
Während der Ausstellung
Mittwoch bis Samstag
14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr

GALERIE BORN / PROJEKTRAUM HEIDDORF: MICHAEL MARKWICK (USA) New Paintings

Poet climbing out of the earth (2017)
180 x 150 cm
Pigment, binder and mixed media on linen
Michael Markwick

GALERIE BORN /
PROJEKTRAUM HEIDDORF

MICHAEL MARKWICK (USA)
New Paintings

ERÖFFNUNG
DONNERSTAG, 25. MAI 2017, 14 Uhr

AUSSTELLUNG
26. MAI – 16. JULI 2017

Michael Markwick
1974 geboren in den USA
2002 Masters of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
lebt und arbeitet in Berlin

GALERIE BORN
PROJEKTRAUM HEIDDORF (ehem. Kunstraum Heiddorf)
Ernst-Thälmann-Str. 6
192944 Neu
Kaliß

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+49 (0)172 88 55 692
25. Mai – 5. Juni täglich 13 – 18 Uhr
8. Juni – 16. Juli Do – So 13 – 18 Uhr

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