Artist to Artist with Chris Martin

September 23, 2010

Visiting Artist Lecture with Chris Martin

Monday, October 4, 2010

1 p.m., Corcoran Auditorium

Leading up to his exhibition at the Corcoran in June 2011, Chris Martin will be the second speaker in the new Artist to Artist series with students. Following a brief dialogue with Curator of Contemporary Art Sarah Newman, Chris Martin will engage in a casual and open discussion with students about issues of process, method, and career. Come with questions and topics for debate. Discussion will be facilitated by Adjunct Professor in the Fine Art department, Maggie Michael.

NOW at the Corcoran: Chris Martin

This two-part exhibition by painter Chris Martin will feature a site-specific installation of monumental paintings in the Corcoran’s central atrium, shown in conjunction with a selection of his large-scale paintings on canvas. Martin’s paintings are tactile and stitched-together, incorporating found objects and collage into their abstract geometries and rhythmic patterns. His works relate to the physical world as much as to his own internal landscape of memories and experiences, which draw from music, literature, and the human relationship to the natural world. Originally from Washington, D.C., this will mark Chris Martin’s first exhibition in the city and his first one-artist museum exhibition.


Isaac Hayes Painting, 2006, Oil and mixed media on canvas, 59 1/8 x 64 1/8 in. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.