William Burton Binnie

Working mainly in the realm of painting, Binnie distills his pictorial language from a range of sources: films, photography, politics, history, and quotidian life. He confronts the American mythos - the imagery enshrouding a land with a complex and often dark and troubling past and present, cloaked in a smokescreen of stoic heroism - as well as larger concerns surrounding notions of power, nationalism, bigotry, war, land, death, and the visual markers connected to each in his works.

William Burton Binnie was born in Dallas, TX in 1985, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, and Williamstown, MA. He has had solo exhibitions at LMAKgallery, NY; Paul Loya Gallery, LA; Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA; as well as participated in numerous group exhibitions at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Wilding Crane Gallery, LA; HVW8 Gallery, LA; the Rachofsky House, Dallas; The Public Trust, Dallas; Dallas Contemporary, Dallas. He’s had a residency at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and was co-founder of the recently closed artist-run space Beefhaus which laid the groundwork for art in Dallas. His work can be found in the collection of the Roanoke College – Olin Gallery, and the Bunker collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody.

Courtesy of Keijsers Koning