Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bing at Gallery A

Marian Bingham (a.k.a. Bing) has had a love of horses ever since she was child, growing up on her father’s farm. Now, she has taken the spirit of the horse, and translated it into visual representation. Throughout history, she explains, we have had horses beside us. Civilized man has relied on the animal for centuries. She claims that this is slowly dissolving—most of us only hear about horses when speaking of the “horsepower” in our vehicles. When viewing her work at Gallery A, it is obvious that Bing wishes to draw a connection between viewers and her dreamy creatures. We are sent on a journey that reminds us that the elegance and wild nature of the horse is something that can be discovered within all of us.

Her process is free and spontaneous, like the spirit which emanates from her work. Knowledge in artistic techniques has not caused her to limit herself, but rather, utilize a wide range of methods; such as collage, etching, printing, stenciling, and color rolling. Each work is as unique as it is uplifting.

This variety in technique and composition allows her delicate landscapes to be complimented by the strength of the horse, creating a dichotomy which mirrors everyday life. Through compelling movement and dynamism, she allows the majestic animals to speak for her, and her message is clear: these animals are still with us.

Come see Equine Perspectives at Gallery A through December 31st!

-Balkis Awan

Gallery A
2106 R Street, NW
(202) 667-2599

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