McArthur Binion is a mid-career artist. For some, that’s a bit late for him to have his first solo show in a museum. But Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver thinks the timing of “Perspectives 177: McArthur Binion” is perfect. “Not every museum is looking for the hottest, youngest, new thing to ever hit the scene,” she laughs.
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The paintings in “Perspectives 177” are comprised mostly of large blocks of color. “What McArthur does is use wax crayons and presses that pigment onto the surface of the painting, so it does have this highly textural feeling to it,” says Oliver. “These paintings are traditional; they are flat, they are two-dimensional for the most part. But they do have a sculptural feel to them,” she says. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Through April 1. 5216 Montrose. For information, call 713-284-8250 or visit www.camh.org. Free.
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