Projects > MIDNIGHT SUN

Drawing by Julie McNiel
pencil, collage, on manila paper
18 x 24"
2012
site-specific wall drawing
acrylic paint, enamel, graphite, site-specific wall drawing
2012
'Enigma' by Julie McNiel
pencil on manila paper
18 x 24"
2011
Drawing by Julie McNiel
pencil on manila paper
18 x 24"
2011
CAVE in-progress
wall drawing
2012
drawing by Julie McNiel
colored pencil on manila paper
18 x 24"
2012
colored pencil drawing by Julie McNiel
graphite, ink, on manila paper
18 x 24"
2012
mixed media drawing on manila paper by Julie McNiel
pencil, ink, tape on paper
2012
drawing by Julie McNiel
ink, pencil, on manila paper
16 1/2 x 24"
2012
drawing by Julie McNiel
pencil, collage, white-out, on manila paper
18 x 24"
2012
colored pencil drawing by Julie McNiel
colored pencil on manila paper
36 x 24"
2012
drawing by Julie McNiel
pencil on paper
24 x 36"
2012
Julie McNiel Drawings
pencil, ink on paper
21 x 33"
2012
mixed media drawing by Julie McNiel
pencil,vellum, collage on paper
26 x 40"
2010
mixed media drawing by Julie McNiel
ink, photomontage, vellum, pencil, on paper
26 x 40"
2011
installation view of wall drawing, by Julie McNiel
site-specific wall drawing
2012
mixed media drawing
graphite, ink, collage, on paper
2012
Graphite drawing on manila paper, 2012.
pencil on manila paper
12 x 36"
2012
site-specific wall drawing by Julie McNiel
site-specific wall drawing
2012
wall drawing by Julie McNiel
acrylic, enamel, graphite, drawing on gallery wall
2012
drawing by Julie McNiel
pencil, ink collage on yellow paper
18 x 24"
2012
drawing on paper by Julie McNiel
colored pencil, ink, on manila paper
18 x 24"
2012
drawing by Julie McNiel
pencil, collage on manila paper
Total dimensions: 1 x 18'
2012
Suite of 6 drawings
pencil on paper
1 x 3' each
2012
drawings on paper
pencil, collage on manila paper
1 x 3' each
2012
drawing by Julie McNiel
pencil on manila paper
1 x 3' each
2012
Suite of 6 drawings
pencil on mania paper
1 x 3' each
2012
drawing by Julie McNiel
pencil, collage on manila paper
1 x 3' each
2012
drawings on paper
pencil, collage on manila paper
1 x 3' each
2012
Drawing by Julie McNiel
pencil on paper
2012
wall drawing by Julie McNiel, installation view
mixed media wall drawing
2012

MIDNIGHT SUN exists as an intermediary terrain between text and image. Consisting of some 25 drawings on paper and two site-specific temporary wall drawings, it was exhibited at the Humboldt State University's First Street Gallery in December 2012.


A few years ago I visited a friend who lived close to the Arctic Circle. There, the sun still shone in the summer sky past midnight each evening. Insomnia ensued and we swam in Helsinki Bay at three in the morning. She described to me her dread of oncoming winter when it was dark as night the whole day long. The concept of such extremes and of the resulting disorientation influenced the making of these works, which hover between the written and the image.

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