Martina Nehrling
Compelled by the vivid and continuous cacophony of daily life, that pulsation of the mundane and the magnificent, the relentless clashing of the beautiful and horrific, I weave visual rhythms tuned to the muscular tension of what it means to be here. I use multiple distinct brushstrokes for their staccato quality and graphic directness, and employ highly saturated chroma to heighten the effect of color’s mercurial language. Utterly seduced by the formal complexity of color, I revel in its emotive slipperiness and enjoy mining its controversial decorativeness. The inextricability of these aspects unique to color continually spurs my engagement. In patterns akin to currents and eddies, taking notes, or making lists, I muse and rant in lush celebration, high-pitched lament, and raucous rebellion.

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• Solo show at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY, February 2015

• Solo show at Hartmann Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, August 18 - September 26
Artist lecture: September 4, 2014
Summer 2014, a group show at Zg Gallery, Chicago
July -August, 2014
Call Me On Sunday, curated by Ursula Maria Probst for Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria March 27 – May 31, 2014
Hoarding, Amassing and Excess, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, DeKalb, IL March 25 – May 23, 2014
Metro Paper at Metro Show, NYC with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts,
January 23 - 26, 2014
• Solo exhibition, Working From Home at Zg Gallery, Chicago
November - December, 2013

Gush by Martina Nehrling, MocoLoco
Three Painting Shows in Chicago, by Philip A. Hartigan for Hyperallergic