FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2022
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Rebecca Dawson, Director of Communications
860.443.2545 x2112 / [email protected]
LYMAN ALLYN ART MUSEUM SHOWCASES RECENT WORK BY MARIAN BINGHAM
New London – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces the opening of Locations: Recent Work by Marian Bingham, on view Feb. 5 through April 10.
Bingham, better known as “Bing,” is an award-winning artist, printmaker, and longtime Connecticut resident, who played a significant role in the state’s art community for decades. The Lyman Allyn’s exhibition explores place, temporality, memory, and meaning in her work. Shifting between materials and techniques, the artist’s practice concerns formal artistic exploration grounded in observation, narrative, and allegory.
“Bing has long been a friend and advocate for the Lyman Allyn,” said Museum Director Sam Quigley. “We are thrilled to present a selection of her recent work, which explores her life-long passion for the arts.”
The show features multi-panel paintings that offer sweeping views of forests and fields, while smaller canvases depict evocative, poetic spaces. 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.
The exhibition will be on view in the Glassenberg Gallery on the first floor as part of the Museum’s Near :: New contemporary series. Bingham has exhibited at prominent galleries across the state, the country and the world, including at the So Hyun Gallery in New York City; the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; the Luz Gallery in Manila, Philippines; and the Hotel Abbye-Ecole in Soreze, among many others.
The virtual opening reception will be on Friday, Feb. 4 from 6 – 7 pm. Please visit the calendar of events tab on lymanallyn.org for event registration information. To accompany the exhibition, Bing will host an in-person Gallery Talk on Wednesday, April 6 from 5:30 – 7 pm. Participants can register by calling 860.443.2545 ext. 2129, space is limited.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Dawson by email at [email protected].
About the Lyman Allyn Art Museum
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, southeastern Connecticut and all over the world. Established in 1926 by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the Museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building surrounded by 12 acres of green space in 1932. Today it presents a number of changing exhibitions each year and houses a fascinating collection of over 17,000 objects from ancient times to the present; artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts and Victorian toys and doll houses.
The Museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 2129 or visit us at www.lymanallyn.org.