McArthur Binion: Ghost: Rhythms

McArthur Binion, Circuit Landscape: No. VI, 1973, oil stick on canvas, 92 x 94 i
McArthur Binion, Circuit Landscape: No. VI, 1973, oil stick on canvas, 92 x 94 inches (courtesy of Kavi Gupta Gallery)

Alan Pocaro reviews the exhibition McArthur Binion: Ghost: Rhythms at Kavi Gupta, Chicago, on view through June 22, 2013.

Pocaro writes: "Binion’s larger, more rural works... stand out. These misty-toned 'Circuit Landscapes Nos. V and VI' are freer in their deference to the Modernist grid, retaining the more ridged works’ austere coloration but with enhanced emotional purchase. Like ethereal heirloom quilts on antiseptic walls, they hang unpretentiously without stretchers... By maintaining an ongoing dialogue with his roots in the agrarian south, Binion’s paintings are largely symbolic, achieving a spiritual resonance that defies the typically reductive materialism associated with East Coast minimalism. "