"Untitled" 2007 Oil and collage on canvas 54 by 49 inches
"Glitter Painting" 2007 Acrylic medium, spray paint, and glitter on wood 20 by 16 in. 50.8 by 40.6 cm.
"August Afternoon, 11 Munn St. Walton N.Y." 2007 Oil, collage, and gel medium on canvas 54 by 45 inches
"Broom Painting" 2007 Oil on polyester 48 by 38 inches
"Seven Pointed Star" 2007 oil and collage on canvas with gel medium 54 by 45 inches
"Hemlock" 2001-07 Oil and collage on canvas 16 1/8 by 12 1/8 in. 41 by 30.8 cm.
"Samuel Palmer" 2007 oil, spray paint, gel medium, collage on canvas 54 by 45 inches
"Untitled" 2007 oil, gel medium, collage on canvas 64 by 59 inches
"Untitled" 2007 Oil, spray paint in canvas 45 by 54 inches
"Untitled" 2007 spray paint and oil on canvas 43 by 30 inches
"Homage James Brown God Father of Soul..." 2001-07 Oil and collage on canvas 15 1/8 by 18 1/4 in. 38.4 by 46.4 cm.
Exhibition Installation
Exhibition Installation

Press Release

DECEMBER 12, 2007 - NEW YORK: Mitchell-Innes & Nash will present an exhibition of new paintings by Chris Martin in its Chelsea gallery from January 26 – March 1, 2008. This will be the artist's first solo exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Martin's paintings are investigations in color, form and texture, ranging from bold and graphic to gestural and expressionistic. Their surfaces are often distressed or collaged with elements including shellacked Wonder Bread, broken vinyl records and papier mâché forms. Martin is deeply engaged with the history of abstraction, andmany of his own paintings incorporate homages to artistic influences such as Paul Feeley, Yayoi Kusama and Alfred Jensen. Martin has described his art as "turning up the volume" of painting and many of his works refer to musicians including Miles Davis, John Coltrane and the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown. Chris Martin was born in 1954 and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and attended Yale University. Recent shows include a solo exhibition at Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles and "The Painted World" at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York. Martin has been in group shows at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum and the Denver Art Museum. He is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Opening reception: Saturday, January 26, 6 – 8pm. Fully-illustrated catalogue available Press Contact: Stacy Bolton Communications T: 212.721.5350 E: Emily@StacyBolton.com