March 10, 2016 – Jan. 15, 2017
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
Miami

Matthew Ronay will produce a new installation for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s Patricia Papper Project Gallery adjacent to the museum’s main entrance. Best known for his sculptural work, Ronay creates beautifully crafted objects from wood, fabric, and clay, which range in scale from small free-standing and wall-based sculptures to immersive installations. He draws out the totemic and surreal qualities of objects through his distinctive use of form and color, which conjure traditions of non-western art making and American folk art, as well as spirituality and psychedelia. Ronay’s most recent works have seen him transforming the dark, muted palette of his previous pieces into bold, riotous colors that vibrate with glowing energy. Straddling a vocabulary married to modernist abstraction and ritualistic objects, Ronay’s sculptures move beyond language and image. They give primacy to the viewer’s experience, and reward close observation of the textured and vivid surfaces, orifices, and protrusions that comprise his otherworldly forms.

More information: www.pamm.org

 Matthew Ronay, Cairn Column Wand, 2015 Basswood, plastic, dye, flocking, and shellac-based primer. 43 x 10 x 10 inches. Courtesy the artist; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; and Nils Stærk, Copenhagen

Matthew Ronay, Cairn Column Wand, 2015 Basswood, plastic, dye, flocking, and shellac-based primer. 43 x 10 x 10 inches.
Courtesy the artist; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; and Nils Stærk, Copenhagen
 Matthew Ronay, Divided Egg Green Worm, 2015 Basswood, plastic, steel, dye, shellac-based primer, and gouache. 29 x 16 x 15 inches. Courtesy the artist; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; and Nils Stærk, Copenhagen

Matthew Ronay, Divided Egg Green Worm, 2015 Basswood, plastic, steel, dye, shellac-based primer, and gouache. 29 x 16 x 15 inches.
Courtesy the artist; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; and Nils Stærk, Copenhagen
 Matthew Ronay, Double Orbing Fields, 2015 Basswood, plastic, steel, dye, flocking, and shellac-based primer. 28 x 24 x 13 inches. Courtesy the artist; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; and Nils Stærk, Copenhagen.

Matthew Ronay, Double Orbing Fields, 2015 Basswood, plastic, steel, dye, flocking, and shellac-based primer. 28 x 24 x 13 inches.
Courtesy the artist; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; and Nils Stærk, Copenhagen.
 Matthew Ronay, Janus, 2015 Basswood, plastic, steel, dye, and gouache. 52 x 25 x 18 inches. Courtesy the artist; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; and Nils Stærk, Copenhagen

Matthew Ronay, Janus, 2015 Basswood, plastic, steel, dye, and gouache. 52 x 25 x 18 inches.
Courtesy the artist; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; and Nils Stærk, Copenhagen
 Matthew Ronay, Probe , 2015 Basswood, plastic, steel, dye, and gouache. 35 x 26 x 14 inches. Courtesy Andrea and José Olympio Pereira Collection

Matthew Ronay, Probe , 2015 Basswood, plastic, steel, dye, and gouache. 35 x 26 x 14 inches.
Courtesy Andrea and José Olympio Pereira Collection
 Matthew Ronay, Yellow Imparishable, 2015 Basswood, dye, and gouache. 12 x 15 x 7 inches. Courtesy the artist; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; and Nils Stærk, Copenhagen

Matthew Ronay, Yellow Imparishable, 2015 Basswood, dye, and gouache. 12 x 15 x 7 inches.
Courtesy the artist; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; and Nils Stærk, Copenhagen
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