The Sculpture department welcomes visiting sculptor and installation artist Matthew Ronay to RISD. Melding vocabularies of modernist abstraction and ritualistic objects, 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 that 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 articulates Ronay’s distinct visceral language.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:10pm to 3:10pm
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum
Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI
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