The Bright City Lights
Many of Oak Cliff artist Christopher Bingham's creations will look familiar to Dallasites. His Texas Lights series of more than two dozen paintings may as well be called Dallas Lights, because in his works of nostalgic realism he's captured many of the city's coolest, most historic neon lights and signs using Gouache and Minwax on paper or mixed media on wood panels. Sure, Bingham's collection includes big-name area neon works like the Mobil Pegasus sign and Texas Star, but he's also preserved works from The Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts, The Circle Inn and the old Lucas B&B Restaurant on Oak Lawn Avenue. Bingham's work has been on display at Norwood Flynn Gallery since 2009, and last year his work was featured with more than a dozen other artists from Oak Cliff in a show at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. From 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Norwood Flynn Gallery presents an artist's reception for Art with a View featuring Christopher Bingham at BarBelmont in the historic Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth Ave. The free exhibition continues daily through October 19. For information, call 214-351-3318 or visit belmontdallas.com.
Sept. 7-Oct. 19, 2011
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