Organized by Matthew Ronay
Melding vocabularies of modernist abstraction and ritualistic objects, Matthew Ronay's sculptures and enigmatic installations express the primacy of the handmade object. Suggesting the transcendent qualities of our bodies and the world we inhabit, Ronay’s meticulously crafted works embody modes of visual production that remind us that objects are not merely representations of a material culture of mass production, but rather are sites of projection: acting as locations which embody and reflect our inception and corporeal struggle. Formally drawing on traditions of non-Western art making, folk and pre-avant-garde art, as well as surrealism, mythology, and psychedelia, each tongue-like protuberance, textured edge, nook, hole, and orifice articulate Ronay’s distinct visceral language.
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Opening reception: Friday, June 27, 6-8 p.m.
Hardcover: 88 pages
Publisher: Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (2013)
Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft:
Mounting Toward Zenith /
Descending And Disappearing
February 15–May 5, 2013
This catalogue of Ronay’s oeuvre is produced by the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute. Matthew Ronay: The Third Attention includes essays by Dr. John Hale, Director of the Liberal Studies Program at the University of Louisville and Matthew Drutt (M.A. Yale University) Executive Director of the Blouin Cultural Advisory Group.
Hardcover: 116 pages
Publisher: JRP|Ringier/Parasol Unit Foundation (March 1, 2007)
Published on the occasion of the exhibition:
Goin' Down, Down, Down
Parasol Unit, London, United Kingdom
September 13 - November 8, 2006
The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston will present Matthew Ronay's first major museum exhibition in the United States. The show will be on view from June 4 - October 1, 2016.
Blaffer Art Museum
University of Houston
4173 Elgin Street
Houston, TX, 77004
Pérez Art Museum Miami presents a new installation by Matthew Ronay for the Patricia Papper Project Gallery.
On view through January 15, 2017.
Roberta Smith reviews Matthew Ronay's current exhibition at Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, now on view through August 22.
Matthew Ronay: The Door is Open
49809 Lingen (Ems), Germany
12th Biennale de Lyon