February 23, 2008

Even Charlie Finch loves Chris Martin (but hates Chelsea)

"After Yale, Chris embarked on a haphazard journey of shows in galleries like John Good, Bernard Toale, Daniel Weinberg and Sideshow. A small band of devoted collectors followed him around, dropping a few dollars on the bright boy to keep him going. Gallery director Jay Gorney told me, 'I am a HUGE Chris Martin fan.' Well, Jaybo, better late than never. An artist who awakes with joy in his heart every morning and seamlessly implants that joy, with subtle goofiness, in every piece, is a rare thing, and Martin's new beauties are the last picture show you'll ever see in the new pumped-up and sucked-down Chelsea." Read more.

"Chris Martin," Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY. Through March 1.
Related posts:
NYTimes Art in Review: Martin, Bradford, Poons
Chris Martin's dare at Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Finch flogs blogs

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