Gallery: Skylines as Sculptures by Gordon Binder

Gordon Binder: Silver Skyline at Night, UP 292

During the pandemic, artist Gordon Binder refreshed his knowledge of and appreciation of leading contemporary artists, including Anne Truitt, Donald Judd and Ellsworth Kelly, and took inspiration from what inspired them.

Kelly, for example, was inspired by the shapes and forms the artist saw in the Paris skyline.

“For some time now, I have been drawing and painting cityscapes and city horizons,” Binder says in the artist statement for his latest collection.

“When I looked at the work of these artists, I had one of those ah-ha moments, a leap to see urban skylines as sculpture, a collection of monoliths that is no different from what these artists created.”

These monoliths, depicted in paintings and drawings, are the focus of Skylines as sculpture, Binder’s Fall Exhibition at Dupont Circle’s Studio Gallery, the city’s longest artist – owned gallery, opened in 1956.

Skylines as sculpture runs through November 20th. Studio Gallery is at 2108 R St. NW and is open Thursdays and Fridays from kl. 13:00 to 18:00 and Saturdays from 11:00 to 18. Call 202-232-8734 or visit

See more of Gordon’s works below:

Gordon Binder: By the River Sculpted City Skyline, UP 289
Gordon Binder: Towers and Spiers, UP 241
Gordon Binder: Skyline in silver and gray
Gordon Binder: Skyline in silver and gray, UP 29
Gordon Binder: UD-342
Gordon Binder: UD 342
Gordon Binder: Sculpted Skyline in Silver and Gray, UP 290

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