New YorkFrieze New York Annex
Lehmann Maupin’s Frieze New York presentation extends to the gallery’s 22nd Street location in Chelsea in the form of a curated showcase. With its close proximity to the fair, Frieze New York Annex offers a selection of additional works by Bas, Chambers, and Gilbert & George, as well as a special viewing room dedicated to McArthur Binion and the artist’s social justice mission and foundation Modern Ancient Brown, which upholds core pillars of the Frieze Vision & Justice Project.
Publicly on view for the first time, Binion’s Modern:Ancient:Brown (2020) is a carefully-constructed grid composition combining collage, drawing, and painting to create minimalist patterns over an “under surface” of the artist’s personal documents and photographs. This painting borrows its title from the Modern Ancient Brown foundation, established in 2019 by Binion to support the intersection between the visual and literary arts in the Detroit community by providing artists of color a platform to tell their own stories. The foundation will launch a residency program in Summer 2021. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this artwork will be donated to Binion’s Modern Ancient Brown Foundation.
In addition, the gallery will screen a conversation between the artist and curator Diana Nawi on the occasion of the release of the monograph, McArthur Binion: DNA (edited by Nawi with contributions from Grace Deveney, Michael Stone Richards, and Franklin Sirmans). The conversation traces the evolution of Binion’s DNA series and autobiographical abstraction, and offers context for his trajectory within the cultural scenes of New York and Chicago.
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