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EVENTS + EXHIBITIONS

October 22 – December 18, 2020

Gray is pleased to present the group exhibition Reframing Minimalism: McArthur Binion and his Contemporaries in New York, 1973 – 1992. Opening Thursday, October 22, Reframing Minimalism inaugurates Gray’s new space on the second floor of 1018 Madison Avenue in New York.

Gray New York

1018 Madison Avenue, New York

September 10 - October 31, 2020

Gray is pleased to present DNA:Work and the Under:Conscious Drawings, the gallery’s first exhibition with McArthur Binion. Debuting eight paintings and seven drawings from the artist’s DNA:Work and Under:Conscious series, the exhibition opens with a public reception for the artist at Gray Warehouse in Chicago in September of 2020.

Gray Warehouse
2044 West Carroll Ave, Chicago

June 24, 2020

First Look | McArthur Binion:Healing Work

“It was a really difficult time in the world; just as the pandemic was sweeping the country I was beginning the Altar Project and I needed some emotional healing... therefore healing:work.” — McArthur Binion

 

healing:work features 10 works from Binion’s most recent series of works on paper. Composed entirely of graphite and ink on paper, this series is the beginning of a larger body of work that will culminate with a site-specific altarpiece painting, to be unveiled at Museo Novecento in Florence, Italy in October 2020. Together, these works on paper mark the first time Binion has dealt directly with religion in his work and suggest what is to come with his larger installation.

 

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Lehmann Maupin / New York

October 1, 2019 - November 16, 2019

McArthur Binion White:Work

Massimo De Carlo presents White:Work, a new exhibition by McArthur Binion in the London gallery. Throughout his fifty-year practice of assemblage painting, Binion has continually defied classification as an artist. Terms such as abstraction and minimalism have often been applied to his paintings, however Binion’s oeuvre resists such rigid categorisations.

Massimodecarlo / London

June 20, 2019 - August 16, 2019

cart, horse, cart

New York, May 30, 2019—Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present cart, horse, cart, a group exhibition that spans both of the gallery’s Chelsea locations, co-organized by Curator Michael Goodson and Lehmann Maupin Curatorial Director Anna Stothart. The exhibition brings together the work of 15 artists, three of whom—McArthur Binion, Angel Otero, and Lari Pittman—are part of the Lehmann Maupin program. The works presented emerge from more traditional formal, material, and spatial concerns, while also explicitly engaging with social, political, and psychological areas of influence to expand the established narrative traditionally used to answer the question, “Where does abstraction come from?”

Lehmann Maupin / New York

May 24, 2019 - July 13, 2019

Hand:Work:II

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce McArthur Binion’s first shows in Asia, opening simultaneously in both Hong Kong and Seoul. The Hong Kong presentation will be presented jointly with Massimo De Carlo, which will also host an exhibition of Binion’s work in their Hong Kong gallery. Spanning all three spaces, these joint exhibitions present an unprecedented opportunity to view new work by the 72-year-old American artist who has been garnering increasing international attention. There will be a reception for the artist on May 24, 2019 from 5pm—7pm at 74-18, Yulgok-ro 3-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul.

Lehmann Maupin / Seoul

May 22, 2019 - July 5, 2019

Hand:Work:II

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce McArthur Binion’s first shows in Asia, opening simultaneously in both Hong Kong and Seoul. The Hong Kong presentation will be presented jointly with Massimo De Carlo, which will also host an exhibition of Binion’s work in their Hong Kong gallery. Spanning all three spaces, these joint exhibitions present an unprecedented opportunity to view new work by the 72-year-old American artist who has been garnering increasing international attention. There will be a reception for the artist on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 6pm – 8pm at 407 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Hong Kong.

Lehmann Maupin / Hong Kong

January 17, 2019 - May 2, 2019

Hand:Work

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition for McArthur Binion. Hand:Work marks an important point in the artist’s career, as both an evolution of and departure from his most well-known body of work, the DNA Series. Since the 1970s, Binion has honed a distinct style of painting using oil stick and wax crayon. His grid paintings at first glance appear composed in typical minimalist style, but upon further inspection reveal densely layered, multimedia works with extensive reference to the artist’s personal history. While many of these past paintings have focused on the accumulation of social and bureaucratic documents and identification that amass over a lifetime, Binion’s most recent works are remarkably self-reflective paintings and give a more intimate glimpse into the artist’s labor-intensive practice.

Lehmann Maupin / New York

November 17, 2018 - March 10, 2018

Binion/Saarinen: A McArthur Binion Project

In the studio of Chicago-based painter McArthur Binion, a handwritten note has been pinned to the wall for a decade that reads “Binion/Saarinen.” The artist’s initial concept was to create a painting inspired by architect Eliel Saarinen and his design of Cranbrook’s historic campus, where Binion received his MFA in Painting in 1973 and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017. This early spark of inspiration will come to fruition at Cranbrook Art Museum and expanded through the creation of seven new works alongside a selection of Saarinen objects curated by the artist.

Cranbrook Art Museum / Bloomfield Hills

May 13, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Viva Arte Viva

The Exhibition offers a route that unfolds over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion in the Giardini, followed by seven more realms to be found in the Arsenale and the Giardino delle Vergini. There are 120 invited artists from 51 countries; 103 of these are participating for the first time.

57th Venice Biennale / Venice

October 25, 2014 - January 25, 2014

McArthur Binion: Notes for Now

Guided by several curatorial themes, P.3’s exhibitions, site-specific installations and new works will address: The New Orleans Experience,  Seeing Oneself in the Other, The South, Crime and Punishment, Movie going, The Carnivalesque, Abstraction, Visual Sound, and will seamlessly tie together the largesse of the show through commissions by several artists under the moniker, All Together Now.

Prospect. 3 / New Orleans

January 6, 2012 - April 1, 2012

Perspectives 177: McArthur Binion

McArthur Binion is the Houston debut for this Chicago-based, mid-career painter and the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. For this exhibition, Binion has created a new body of work that extends his visual narrative through color and geometric form.  Decidedly minimal, Binion’s work embodies a strong intellect rooted in the expressive capabilities of color and abstraction. His luminous hybrid paintings are comprised of wax-based crayons pressed onto shaped wood and aluminum panels. The tactility of the painting as well as the integration of paper collage onto its surface offers a complexity to Binion’s process that is deeply devoted to the narrative of the work’s making.

Contemporary Arts Museum / Houston