CRG Gallery presents a new series of large-scale works on paper by Fine Arts alumnus Steven Bindernagel (CCAD 2001) during the Armory Art Fair in New York City.
Using watercolor and colored pencil, Bindernagel constructs semi-representational motifs that seem to shift between the architectonic and the completely abstract. Each drawing is constructed layer by layer as the surface is drawn on, painted, erased and reworked several times, so the work's history (and the artist's thought process) becomes apparent to the viewer.
Bindernagel is inspired by the urban landscapes of his hometown, Cleveland, OH as well as New York City. He couples the brilliant colors of billboards, neon signs, and glowing lights with the dark and corrosive colors of rust and decay.
The Armory Show is America's leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its 11 years, the fair has become an international institution. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week.