Ship, 2019. 10 ft x 7ft approx
House Paint, Concrete Enamel, Found wood, Found Cardboard, on Metal with string and wire
New Earth, 2018, 24" x 36"
House Paint, Concrete Enamel, Found wood, on wood panel.
Living in Transcendence
August 13 - September 11, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: August 13, 5 - 7 PM
New York-based artist Haile Binns creates dynamic sculptural paintings from recycled objects found in her immediate environment. Her work explores the subject of racial and class differences, gender, and the African diaspora. Her process is one of destruction, creation, and finally, resurrection by assemblage. Binns choreographs her findings into dynamic map-like compositions intuitively while working with found objects and materials such as cotton, wood, and paper, which are symbolic of the beauty of the Caribbean diaspora as well as the history and brutality of slavery and the colonization of the Caribbean and the United States.
Binns is currently on an artist's residency in Portugal, studying her genealogy. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Rockland County, NY, New York City, and Philadelphia. Her work has been published in Bazaar magazine, Nylon magazine, Open Color magazine, RE Journal, Complex magazine, the Huffington Post, and other publications. Binns studied art at The Art Students League, Hopper House, Rockland Center for the Arts, and Lehman College, and has a BFA from Fordham University. She has been awarded grants by the Barnes Foundation, the Roddenberry Foundation, and Blackball Project.