Chris Martin will participate in See with Fingers a group exhibition curated by Laurel Sparks at The Barbara Walters Gallery. The exhibition will be open from November 21 – December 20, 2013 at the gallery’s location in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York.
An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 21st from 5 – 7 PM.
Chris Martin will be present at Printed Matter on October 26th from 5-7 pm for the launch and signing of his most recent publication of works, Drawings: Chris Martin. This impressive volume of drawings, selected by the artist and Dan Nadel, was published by PictureBox in 2013 and traces the development of Chris Martin's works on paper over the past three decades.
Sarah Braman, Chris Johanson and Chris Martin at CCAD, Columbus, OH
My Crippled Friend
October 11, 2013 - January 10, 2014
My Crippled Friend investigates the recent history of the intersection of painterly abstraction and the object. While “painting as object” has often been a formalist issue, the works in this exhibition gather their identity through the subversion of formalism—scrambling and reassembling themselves in an aesthetic shell game where the act of painting is always an investigation of a painting’s ability to push into objecthood.
Katherine Bradford, Tamara Gonzales, Joanne Greenbaum EJ Hauser, Alison Knowles, Justine Kurland, Lauren Luloff, Joyce Pensato, Amanda Ross-Ho, Niki de Saint Phalle, Michelle Tarantelli The Journal Gallery is delighted to present "Special Blend," curated by Chris Martin. Some of these artists are old friends. Some of them have never met. This show is a way for them to meet and for their work to converse. Presented as a melange, this exhibition has an earthy flavor with a clean finish. Balanced and light-bodied, it combines honey sweetness with a hint of citrus for a smooth-looking exhibition—perfect for viewing all day.
The Kunsthalle Dusseldorf will present the first institutional solo exhibition outside the United States by Chris Martin. The exhibition, curated by Elodie Evers and Gregor Jansen, will focus upon the early and middle period of Martin’s oeuvre. The “Black Paintings”, for example, which create the illusion of three-dimensional space with a few lines, belong to the older works. Martin’s engagement with painters such as Malevich and Mondrian, is clearly visible here. In parallel to these large-format paintings, which were produced as part of his work as an art therapist, Martin also worked on a number of small, colorful canvases. Martin's first comprehensive exhibition catalogue, featuring numerous color illustrations, essays by Gregor Jansen, Alexander Koch, Bob Nickas, Lars Bang Larsen, and a conversation with Chris Martin and Elodie Evers, will be published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.
The Jewel Thief will combine works by over fifty contemporary artists with eccentric arrangements to explore new ways to think about and experience abstract art. Through experiments with scale, color, material, and space, the exhibition will create an immersive environment that raises questions about art and display and enables fresh takes on the specific works.
Chris Martin and Amanda Ross-Ho at the Saatchi Gallery
Abstract America: New Paintings and Sculpture
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Chris Martin and Amanda Ross-Ho in Abstract America at the Saatchi Gallery, May 29, 2009 - January 17, 2010. Thirty-five artists are in the exhibition, representing an exciting new generation of American painters and sculptors.
Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce Chris Martin in The Ballad that Becomes an Anthem, curated by Stephen Westfall at ACME Los Angeles. The exhibition will run from through April 19, 2009 and features works by Mary Heilmann, Chris Martin, Rebecca Morris, Amy Sillman, Mary Weatherford, and Stephen Westfall.
Appropriately, the first piece one saw upon entering the gallery was "Seven Pointed Star (Black) (Basel)," 2008 - the fundamental symbol of alchemy - with vibrant red, green, and yellow points radiating geometrically off a lush black background.
According to Irving Sandler's 1984 monograph to the late Al Held, while still a student had the extravagant ambition to "synthesize the total objectivity of Piet Mondrian with the total subjectivity of Jackson Pollock."
Chris Martin burst back on the scene last September with a bumptious show at Brooklyn gallery brilliantly named Sideshow. Alas, I missed it, but lucky for me, Los Angeles is now securely on the map for the hardcore Brooklyn abstract painters, most of whom, when I was living in New York 15 years ago, never made it west of the Hudson River.
Chris Martin, an American, and Michael Krebber, a German, were both born in 1954. Krebber has suggested that he might be a failed actor who is seen by others as a Conceptual artist, one who finds ways to paint, because it's a good idea, often by various kinds of not-painting (used stretched gingham or horse blankets instead of oil on canvas).
Chris Martin's exhibition "Paintings" spilled onto the exterior walls of the gallery and the front of a building across the street. Despite its title, the show encompassed far more than painting, and far more than only his own work. In a gesture of friendship and generosity, Martin made room for dozens and dozens of small-scale pieces by fellow artists.