The Museum of New Art (MONA) will bring the latest trends in contemporary art to the New Hampshire Seacoast region, provide educational opportunities for all age and ability levels, and serve as a cultural gathering center for the city of Portsmouth.
Inaugural exhibition by Markus Linnenbrink.
German-born Brooklyn-based artist Markus Linnenbrink will unveil a comprehensive overview orchestrating the interconnectedness of his different bodies of work.
Throughout the three main gallery spaces, the visitor finds paintings, sculpture, a portable installation, and a site-specific painted room where every surface—walls, ceiling, floor—is a feast of color, pattern, and gesture.
The works vary in form, yet they all are linked by his consistent experimental use of vibrant color, and a rich process that blends what the artist calls “drips, drills, and reverses” with spontaneous attention to the behavior of his materials. The overall impression of this show is one of joy, energy, and vivid life.