We are pleased to announce, in collaboration with Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, NY, the publication of a new suite of prints by Chris Martin. Working through the Printshop’s invitational Publishing Residency Program during 2010/11, Martin collaborated with Master Printer James Miller to create three large-scale prints.
Intrigued and inspired by all kinds of materials and mediums, Martin delighted in what he discovered in the studio and its surroundings. In Grey, Black, and Brown he playfully incorporated a new material--ground tire rubber--in his abstract composition to achieve a contrast in the print surface quality and make the black drawing even deeper and darker. In Wednesday Miles and Thursday Miles he used some of his favorite music as an inspiration. Two from a set of four records in Miles Davis at Fillmore were scanned, printed, and collaged, enabling the artist to save the precious originals. Martin’s approach was intuitive and playful, as he immersed himself in painting directly on transparencies. He later edited the results and selected three compositions to be editioned.
The three prints are approximately 43 x 28 inches image and sheet each, and employ the techniques of waterbased screenprinting, archival inkjet printing, collage, and flocking. They are editions of 20, plus 2 Artist’s Proofs, 2 Printer’s Proofs, 1 Display Proof, and 1 Archive Proof.
The suite will be on display at the Lower East Side Printshop from May 25th through July 6, 2011, coinciding with Martin’s forthcoming large solo exhibition Chris Martin: Painting Big at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, NOW Gallery, Washington, DC.
CHRIS MARTIN (b. 1954) received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and attended Yale University prior to coming to New York. Select exhibitions include Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY; KOW, Berlin, Germany; Zurcher Studio, NY; Saatchi Gallery in London, England; Edward Thorp Gallery, NY; Envoy Gallery, NY, Bravin Lee Programs, NY; and forthcoming at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Martin is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Public collections include The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; and The Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS. Martin lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York.