Bertram Charles (BC) Binning was one of Canada’s foremost modern artists, architectural innovators, and educators. His early work from the 1940s was characterized by elegant, expressive yet controlled line drawings, often with nautical themes, using brilliant colour to express the painting’s flatness as a structural element and emphasizing a strong sense of order and composition. In 1941 Binning designed and built his flat-roofed, post-and-beam home in West Vancouver, which became the key example of West Coast modernist design, shaping the area’s architectural landscape for the next decade. His interest in architecture led to the design of large mosaic murals for public buildings, including the British Columbia Electric Building (1955). This interest also informed his paintings from the 1960s and 1970s which gradually evolved to purely abstract forms and explorations of clear colour and form.
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Oil on paperboard
Oil on canvas on board
Picture for Peter
Oil on Board
Oil on Panel
BC Binning, Devon Knowles and Renée Van Halm
Leave the Window Open
September 9, 2019 - October 12, 2019
A Group Exhibition
March 9, 2019 - March 30, 2019