Michael Stewart: Reckoning, an Installation on Political Power, Greed, and the Climate Emergency is a multi-media installation created by painter, sculptor, printmaker & graphic designer, Michael Stewart., dramatizing “the heedless greed and political malfeasance which has brought us to the brink of an environmental catastrophe.” In this work, he focuses on the devastating impact the current U.S. administration is having on environmental policies. On view for one night, October, 17th in Central Park.
His sculpture is taken from paintings in oil, recreating the powerful emotions in leaders, past and present, throughout the World, such as Presidential Panic, Passion without Mercy, The Son: George W. Bush, The Puppetmaster: Dick Cheney, The Man of God: John Ashcroft, The Golem: Ariel Sharon, The Prisoner: Yassir Arafat, The Fat Cat: Ted Kozlowski, with many more including my personal favorite, Ventriloquist and Dummy.
Projected on the sculpture of masks will be a video moving from peaceful to the overwhelming current state of the effects of global warming + an image representing the danger of climate change denial and the “reckless destruction of environmental regulations, agencies and institutions taking place under ‘his’ administration ~ an image of Donald Trump.” As participants in this tragedy, a “dark mirror for the viewer, a reminder of the capacity for denial and selfishness that exists within each of us.”
This installation has been exhibited in various locations throughout New York City and the surrounding area.
Michael Stewart: Reckoning, an Installation on Political Power, Greed, and the Climate Emergency will be exhibited on Saturday, October 17th from 7:00 to 8:00pm just northwest of Sheep Meadow, at Mineral Springs in Central Park. This is a Free event, open to the public. Social distancing and masking will be observed.