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December 10 — February 22, 2023

Library Street Collective is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition with Detroit native and widely celebrated artist McArthur Binion titled Self:Portraits, opening Saturday, December 10th, 2022. With a career spanning over forty years, Binion is known for producing mixed media works that marry the language of rhythmic Minimalist abstraction with personal memory and autobiography. On display will be a selection of paintings from Binion’s “Self:Portrait” series, six of which were created in 2016, and seven of which were created over the last few months.

Library Street Collective

1274 Library Street (Alley)
Detroit, MI 48226

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November 18 – ​December 23, 2022

For his debut solo exhibition with the gallery, McArthur Binion (b. 1946, Macon, Mississippi), presents a new body of work created in Chicago, where he primarily lives and works. Large format oil-stick paintings are assembled in the Van Eyck gallery under the title Visual:Ear, a reference to Binion’s abiding interest in the visual translation of music into colour and form. Paper:Work, on show in the Rivoli gallery, presents a corpus of recent drawings. The exhibition provides a comprehensive overview of the artist’s oeuvre across a wide range
of scales and showcase the latest developments in his decades-long practice.

Van Eyck

44 rue Van Eyck | Van Eyckstraat

Brussels, Belgium


107 rue St-Georges | St-Jorisstraat

Brussels, Belgium


September 1 – October 22, 2022

Lehmann Maupin presents DNA:Study/(Visual:Ear), an exhibition of new work by pioneering Chicago-based artist McArthur Binion (b. 1946, Macon, MS) at the gallery’s newly expanded Seoul location. Binion has for decades undertaken a careful and innovative exploration of abstraction, suggesting its unique capacity to both obscure and reveal aspects of identity. Highlighting the depth of the artist’s practice, the Seoul presentation marks Binion’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery and will feature new paintings from two of his most evocative bodies of work, DNA and Visual Ear.

Lehmann Maupin

213 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu

Seoul, South Korea

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July 8 – August 14, 2021

Featuring the work of ten artists and spanning a period of forty-five years, Gridscape explores how artists use systems and structures to free expression. The exhibition brings together different generations of artists who have approached one of the defining questions of Modernism: how can systems be used to investigate, contain or liberate the self?

Xavier Hufkens

44 rue Van Eyck | Van Eyckstraat, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

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February 25 – March 27, 2021

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce Origins, a group exhibition marking the gallery’s third presentation in Palm Beach, featuring new and recent work by McArthur Binion, Teresita Fernández, and Nari Ward. Over the course of their respective practices and through distinct mediums and diverse approaches, these artists have produced bodies of work that challenge traditional narratives around place, identity, memory, and belonging.

Lehmann Maupin

440 S County Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480


October 24 – February 21, 2021

Modern Ancient Brown, curated by Lorenzo Bruni and organized in collaboration with Massimo De Carlo gallery, opens to the public on Saturday, October 24th at Museo Novecento and will run until February 21th, 2021. This is the first solo exhibition in a European public institution by the well-known African American artist McArthur Binion.


Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10, 50123 Firenze, Italia

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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

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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.


The Online Viewing Room launches Wednesday, June 24 at 8 AM ET.

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

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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


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


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


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


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