On View: October 27 – November 20, 2021
A resident of Dupont Circle for nearly 50 years, artist Gordon Binder’s solo show Skylines as Sculpture with paintings and drawings opens October 27 through November 20.
Binder has focused a lot of his recent work on cityscapes. For this show, he found inspiration in the work of Anne Truitt, Ellsworth Kelly, Donald Judd, and others. “The forms and shapes these artists created intrigued me,” Binder said. “I read about Kelly’s experience in Paris after WWII, visiting the studios of Alexander Calder and other artists. He would emerge on the street, taken by the forms and shapes he saw in the Paris skyline. Binder’s paintings and drawings imagine urban skylines more as sculpture than as a group of buildings, more a collection of monoliths not unlike what these artists created.
Studio Gallery is a 60-year old nonprofit cooperative gallery with about 50 members; Binder serves as treasurer. Hours: Thursday and Friday, 1pm to 6pm, Saturday, 11am to 6pm. The Gallery’s website features an online catalog of the show. www.studiogallerydc.com
Binder studied at the Corcoran with the late DC artist William Christenberry and has been showing his artwork for more than 25 years. His work is in collections in the Washington area, in New York and San Francisco, in Los Angeles, Aspen, Sanibel, Boston and elsewhere in New England.
He works in the environmental field, having studied architecture at the University of Michigan, and having time as a Loeb Fellow ’79-80 at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. A range of his artwork can also be seen on his website, www.binderrawsonartworks.com.