Chris Martin’s “PAINTING BIG” show @ The Corcoran, which marks the artist’s first solo show (and in his native town at that) was one of our favorite shows this summer. Consisting of three separate series, it also includes the much-talked-about site-specific installation of three monumental (yet very personal) paintings in the museum’s central atrium. (the paintings, each 26 feet high, suspended from the second floor of the museum to the ground, creating a vibrant “room” of color and pattern in the public space of the gallery)
Thankfully, for us and you, the show is sticking around through October 23rd, bringing some color and joy to this rainy, dreary week/month/season.
Tomorrow, Chris Martin will be around in person to speak about his artistic process, myriad inspirations, and preparations leading up to the exhibition, which should prove interesting to both music and art lovers since several of Martin’s works are inspired by his youth spent in the District, listening to Motown and Soul radio stations and roaming the streets of DC.
Like this James Brown homage:
or this wonderbread (using actual bread) collage, which I personally would love to hear more about:
Tickets are available here but we do have 2 pairs to give away, and to enter to win, leave us a comment telling us if you could be inspired by any song to create a piece of visual art, what song would it be.
We’ll notify the winners tomorrow morning!