Ron Binks

BinksProfessor of Art
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M.F.A., Yale University School of Art and Architecture, 1960
B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, 1956

Selected Exhibitions
Invitational Exhibition,
inauguration of Semmes Public Library gallery, Comanche Park, San Antonio, Texas

The Last Great Places, Fotoseptiembre, commissioned by Texas Nature Conservancy, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas

Blue Star 20, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas

 

Selected Awards
Fulbright-Hays Grant, Hochschule fur bildende Kunste, Berlin Germany
Rome Prize, Fellow in Painting, American Academy Rome, FAAR, Rome, Italy
President’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Texas at San Antonio 

Artist’s Statement
The camera is a recorder of encounters in time, fixing images that can evoke multiple readings in differing contexts. Time has become, for me, the singular quality of photography.  I have painted and photographed during most of my life, with a professional career in both fields. While there has never been a direct crossover between the two , my photographs are informedwith a painter’s sensibility. The image organization and, to a degree, the selection of subject matter reference, painting .

Recently, I began using multiple images. This can extend the viewer contact with the pictures, like a movie, inviting cross referencing that can cause dissimilar connections or paradoxical comparisons, permitting the viewer to participate in the photographer’s looking-seeing process of visual thinking. It is reflection actively extended in time and place.

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