McArthur Binion was born in Macon, Mississippi in 1946. Raised on a black cotton farm among eleven siblings, Binion’s minimalist painting practice is deeply steeped in the hard-scrabble life and the racial injustices of the Deep South. A new series of work, currently on view at Galerie Lelong, journeys back to the artist’s childhood. Binion started picking cotton when he was three and the repetitiveness and tedium of the work seeps through in Binion’s recurring, unbroken mark-making and somber color pallete. In some of the works, Binion reveals fragments of photos of his childhood home; as if the past is something that is lodged somewhere deep inside but reveals itself only fractured, faded and frequently only in the context in which it was created. At Galerie Lelong through December 23