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Visiting Artist: Chris Martin

November 20, 2008
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, room 2008
5:30 p.m.

A former performance artist, Chris Martin recently had a solo show at Mitchell Innes & Nash in NY, and was included last year in The Painted World, at P.S. 1 in Long Island City, New York as well as a group show at Feature inc. NY. He is represented by Daniel Weinberg Gallery in Los Angeles, Calif. and Mitchell Innes & Nash, NYC.

In a recent NY Times review of Martin's exhibition at Mitchell Innes & Nash, Roberta Smith writes that "… [Martin's] style might be called '80s mongrel; a mélange of outtakes from Julian Schnabel, Keith Haring, Elizabeth Murray and Sigmar Polke." But his surfaces are so lavishly perfect that he seems a master of controlled chaos.