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Norwood Flynn Gallery Announces Chris Bingham Exhibit

It's Not What It Looks Like by Chris Bingham

It’s Not What It Looks Like by Chris Bingham

Art in Motion: An Ode to Grafiti
Norwood Flynn Gallery
December 8, 2012 through January 5, 2013

Norwood Flynn Gallery is excited to present new paintings by Oak Cliff Artist, Chris Bingham in an exhibit opening on Saturday, December 8, 2012 with an artist’s reception from 6-8 p.m.

This body of work is inspired by Chris’s long-standing fascination with the art of graffiti and its powerful influence on not just the art world, but the rest of society as well.  He has added a twist of geometric pattern to the nostalgic realism in these pieces,, hoping to enhance the viewer’s perception of graffiti by removing the dismal backgrounds that house these beautiful works of art.

Concurrently showing is NFG’s Holiday Show, including work from all gallery artists perfect for holiday gift giving!  Artists included are Jack Barnett, Pamela Burnley-Schol, Michael Roque Collins, Ray-Mel Cornelius, Andrew DeCaen, Thomas Evans, Billie Giese, Gregory Horndeski, Shari Hornish, Faith Jessup, Michelle Klotz, Brent Kollock, Julie McNair, Adam Palmer, Charlotte Seifert, Austin James, and Diane Walker-Gladney.

Chris Bingham

If you look long enough, and close enough, you might just see something you recognize. But the truth of the matter is that most people have a predetermined judgment when it comes to graffiti. Graffiti has been the red headed stepchild of the art world for years, and a majority of society sees it as an eyesore, artless or simply just vandalism. My current body of work is inspired by my long standing fascination with the art of graffiti, and its powerful influence on not just the art world, but the rest of society as well. In this series of oil paintings on canvas, I focus on the art of train graffiti and all its unheralded beauty. Adding a twist of geometric patterns to the nostalgic realism, I hope to enhance the viewer’s perception of graffiti by removing the dismal backgrounds that house these beautiful works of art.

All shows are free and open to the public. The public may call 214-351-3318 or visit www.norwoodflynngallery.com for information.

Norwood Flynn Gallery

Norwood Flynn Gallery, housed in a 1940′s cottage on the south shore of Bachman Lake, represents contemporary art by emerging and mid career artists.  The gallery exhibits and sells paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, & new media, with an emphasis on unique Texas artists.

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One Response to “Norwood Flynn Gallery Announces Chris Bingham Exhibit”

  1. Julius Zsako says:

    He stated that “graffiti has been the red headed stepchild of the art world for years, and a majority of society sees it as an eyesore, artless or simply just vandalism.” I think the concept of permission is missing with graffiti vandalism. As noted at http://www.defacingAmerica.com , we don’t have an art problem. We have a problem with crimes of graffiti vandalism.