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Tom Binger: “Binger’s Return” | November – December ’18

Experience Cerbera Gallery’s new exhibition Tom Binger: “Binger’s Return accompanied by selected artists. Learn more

Binger’s Return”
Tom Binger

November 2 – December 9, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 6-9pm
Collectors Preview: Friday, November 2, 4-6pm R.S.V.P.
2011 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: +1-844-202-9303
E-mail: [email protected]

Cerbera Gallery: Tom Binger "Binger's Return"

Cerbera Gallery presents: Tom Binger “Binger’s Return


Tom Binger: “Binger’s Return

Tom Binger finds it interesting that during a time in which the internet is quickly becoming the preferred method of communication, billboards and signage are still one of the most effective forms of advertisement… If a person views a sign they will read it.

He always finds himself turning his head as he passes a sign to see the back as if there was more to read; and often times he is rewarded by seeing the infrastructure that holds the sign up.

Binger strives to change the art viewers body language and posture, by placing artwork in a gallery setting that forces people to view the backs and sides, and in some cases interact by having to turn a crank or push a button; not unlike driving by a sign and turning to see the backside.

His work addresses current issues such as gender, societal roles, politics, and religion through the appropriation of imagery from the past. The multimedia sculpture is reminiscent of mid 20th century signage. The nostalgic imagery achieves motion, sound, and light by being attached to highly crafted mechanical armatures.

Binger earned a B.F.A. degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. In addition to the wide range of skill he employs in maintaining the ceramics facility, he specializes in consulting, problem solving, and fabrication for artists and designers. Binger teaches elective studio courses in the ceramics department, focusing on clay and glaze formulation and kiln theory.

For years he has been operating his own metal and art fabrication lab specializing in interior and exterior metal work, staircases, handrails and signage as well as exhibition furniture, conservation standard museum mounts, metal sculpture armatures, wall and ceiling hanging systems, mold making and painting & patina.

Professional Experience

Kansas City Art Institute – Kansas City, MO – Fall 2003-present
Ceramics Department Technician
-Material procurement, research, and disposal
-Gas and electric kiln building and maintenance
– Exhibitions preparation

Kansas City Art Institute – Kansas City, MO – Fall 2003-present
Ceramics Department Lecturer, and Instructor
Classes include:
-Materials and Processes I
-Materials and Processes II
-Fundamentals of Ceramic Art
-Dimensional Mosaic
-Art Mechanics (kinetic sculpture)
-Pre-college art lab
-Continuing Education

Red Star Studios 2007-2008
Instructor and lecturer
Classes include:
-Tile Making
-Dimensional mosaic
-Clay and Glaze Calculation

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2008- Leaping Lizard Gallery, “Color Move”- Covington Kentucky
2007- John and Esther Clay gallery, “Never Mind the Man Behind the Curtain”-Laramie County
Community College- Cheyenne, Wyoming
2006- The Cube Gallery, “American Icons”- Kansas City, Missouri
2002- The Momo Gallery- In conjunction with the NCECA conference- Kansas City, Missouri
2000- John and Esther Clay gallery, “Recent Works” Laramie County Community College-
Cheyenne, Wyoming
1997- Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power Building- Cheyenne, Wyoming

This exhibition will be accompanied by selected artists such as:

Jill Opelka
Fritz Koethe
Melanie Sherman
and others…

For all press inquires and group visits, contact Philipp Eirich at [email protected]. We encourage local museums and art groups interested in private tours to book dates in advance since this exhibition will only be on view for a seven weeks.As usual on #First Friday we’ll have chilled background tunes coming from our very own DJ Deep House Cat and will be serving libations and snacks. Our doors will open at 3pm, so make sure you’ll stop by!

A Friendly Note from Lili Komondor:

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Lili Komondor

Phil usually shares our gallery news on Cerbera’s official Facebook page. As many of you know, I am Cerbera Gallery’s Permanent Artist in Residence Canine, so make sure to say “HI” and give me a belly rub when you come in the next time.

First Friday April: 3pm – 8pm
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed either 1-5pm or by appointment (844.202.9303)
Thu, Fri from 1-6pm and Sat from 11-6pm.