Matthew Ronay

Empirical Intuitive Absorption, 2016

Blaffer Art Museum, 2016

Perez Art Museum, Miami, 2016

Marlborough Chelsea, New York

Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, 2014

Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, 2014

Kunstverein Lingen, 2014

Wavering Body, 2013

Luettgenmeijer, Berlin, 2013

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2014

12.21.13, 2013

01.18.14, 2014

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, 2014

Kunstverein Lingen, 2014

Andrea Rosen Gallery, 2011

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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