Martina Nehrling
Compelled by the pulsation of the beautiful and horrific relentlessly clashing I create visual rhythms in compositions of accumulation. I use multiple distinct brushstrokes for their staccato quality and graphic directness, but highly saturated chroma in order 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 note-taking, listing, or the currents and eddies of stream of consciousness ranting, I muse 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