McArthur Binion, Ghost: Rhythms & Haints
October 12, 2019 - January 19, 2020
McArthur Binion, "Haints," 2014. Loan Courtesy the artist. © McArthur Binion.
The Donna and Jim Barksdale Galleries for Changing Exhibitions
Organized by Elizabeth Abston, Curator of American Art, this exhibition features a unique series of prints and paintings by McArthur Binion, a Mississippi-born, Chicago-based artist, whose structured, gridded paintings are filled with personal documents and photographs that dive deep into his autobiography. In Ghost: Rhythms & Haints, Binion recalls his home state and the ghosts that remain. Using the outline of Mississippi as both a site of ancestral identity and as object study, Binion unearths pieces of himself and his past in this striking series begun in 2014. Layered and complex, these topographies give way to a metaphorical analysis of the ways that ancestry, memory, and place are rooted deep within Binion’s DNA.
This exhibition is free and open to the public.