February 5 – April 10, 2022
Artist Marian (“Bing”) Bingham explores place, temporality, memory, and meaning in her work. Shifting between materials and techniques, Bing’s practice concerns formal artistic exploration grounded in observation, narrative, and allegory.
Drawn to the natural world, the artist has found inspiration in the Connecticut landscape and the French countryside. In this exhibition, multi-panel paintings present sweeping views of forests and fields, while smaller canvases depict evocative, poetic spaces. Horses and figures on horseback are a recurring theme in Bing’s work, harkening back to her childhood and an interest in exploring the human and equine bond. Recent prints and collages reveal the artist’s exploration of seriality, color, form, and texture. Still-life and interior views alternate with imaginative scenes that playfully juxtapose materials and effects.
Left: Marian Bingham, Night Moth, 2019, mixed media, 20 x 20 inches framed, courtesy of the artist; Right: Marian Bingham, Descent/Civilization, 2017, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, courtesy of the artist.