NEW LONDON – The Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces the opening of Places: Recent works by Marian Bingham, on view from February 5 to April 10.
Bingham, better known as “Bing”, is an award-winning artist, printmaker and long-time resident of Connecticut, who played an important role in the state’s arts community during decades. The Lyman Allyn Exhibition explore the place, temporality, memory and meaning in his work. Shift between materials and techniques, the practice of the artist concerns formal artistic exploration based on observation, narration and allegory.
“Bing has long been a friend and supporter of the Lyman Allyn,” said museum director Sam Quigley. “We are delighted to present a selection of her recent work, which explores his lifelong passion for the arts.
The exhibition features multi-panel paintings that offer panoramic views of forests and fields, while smaller canvases depict evocative and poetic spaces. Recent prints and collages reveal the artist’s exploration of seriality, color, form and texture. Still lifes and interior views alternate with imaginative scenes that playfully juxtapose materials and effects.
The exhibition will be presented in the Glassenberg Gallery on the first floor as part of the Museum’s exhibition Near :: New contemporary series. Bingham has exhibited in leading galleries across the state, country and world, including the So Hyun Gallery in New York; the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC; the Luz Gallery in Manila, Philippines; and the Hôtel Abbye-Ecole in Sorèze, among many others.
The virtual opening reception will take place on Friday, February 4 from 6-7 p.m. Visit the events calendar tab on lymanallyn.org for event registration information. To accompany the exhibit, Bing will host an in-person conference on Wednesday, April 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. Participants can register by calling 860.443.2545 ext. 2129, space is limited.
For more information, contact Rebecca Dawson by email at [email protected].
The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, southeast Connecticut and around the world. Established in 1926 with a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her sailor father, the Museum opened its magnificent neo-classical building surrounded by 12 acres of green space in 1932.
Today, it presents a number of temporary exhibitions every year and houses a fascinating collection of more than 17,000 objects from antiquity to the present day; works of art from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe, with particularly rich collections of American paintings, decorative arts and Victorian toys and dolls’ houses.
The museum is located at 625 Williams St., New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays and holidays.
For more information, call 860.443.2545, ext. 2129 or visit www.lymanallyn.org.