Martina Nehrling : Paintings

The Creeks That Run Through Me acrylic on canvas, 2013

September 3, 2014

Hartmann Center Gallery
August 18 – September 26, 2014

Lecture: September 4, 5pm - Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center
Reception: September 4,  6-7:30pm - Hartmann Center Gallery

An exhibition featuring the paintings of Chicago artist Martina Nehrling will be on display in Hartmann Center Gallery August 18 – September 26.  A Visual Voices lecture will be held on September 4th, 5pm in Horowitz Auditorium.  An artist reception will directly follow the lecture from 6-7:30pm in Hartmann Center Gallery.

“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.” – Martina Nehrling

To learn more about the artist please visit her website at martinanehrling.com .