The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, September 21, 2019

Pérez Art Museum Miami debuts new sculptural installation by Matthew Ronay
Matthew Ronay, Red Imparishable (working title), 2015. Basswood, dye, and gouache, 12 x 15 x 7 inches. Courtesy the artist and Andrea Rosen Gallery.

MIAMI, FLA.- On March 10, 2016, Pérez Art Museum Miami will debut When Two Are In One, a new sculptural installation by Matthew Ronay which will fill the window-lined Patricia Papper Project Gallery, adjacent to the museum’s main entrance. Commissioned by PAMM, the installation comprises a series of brightly colored, abstract totems positioned atop a long, low plinth. Through a linear progression of organic forms, often anthropomorphic and reminiscent of biological structures, the installation alludes to reproductive and evolutionary processes.

“Matthew Ronay’s work is distinguished by its unique approach to ideas and forms, and to the dialogue it engages across the geographies and temporalities of art history. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to commission new work from such an exceptional artist, one whose practice is continually moving in new and interesting ways,” says PAMM Associate Curator Diana Nawi, who curated When Two Are In One.

Ronay is known for sculptures and installations that feature shamanistic forms and vivid colors, harkening to psychedelia and surrealism, as well as folk and non-western art. His playful forms—each meticulously hand-carved out of wood—are imbued with humor and a continual interest in the unconscious.

PAMM’s commission allowed Ronay to create a work that is specific to the museum and the Patricia Papper Project Gallery. By encouraging an artist to spend time at PAMM and make work that responds to or resonates with it, PAMM furthers its mission of promoting artistic expression and the exchange of ideas, using the museum’s space to bring artists with a diverse range of practices and backgrounds into dialogue.

“Ronay’s installation will complement the architectural space of the gallery, draw on pivotal art-historical moments and, simultaneously, be astutely contemporary. In this way, the exhibition mirrors PAMM as a whole—firmly rooted in the present, while ever investigating our past,” says Director Franklin Sirmans.

Matthew Ronay lives and works in New York. He was born in 1976 in Louisville, Kentucky. He received his MFA from Yale and his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. The artist has exhibited extensively at institutions including Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London; Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany; ArtPace, San Antonio; the Serpentine Gallery, London; SculptureCenter, Long Island City; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; and Locust Projects, Miami. His work has been included in the Lyon Biennial and the Whitney Biennial. Ronay’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunste, Olso; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; and ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum.

Today's News

March 10, 2016

Asia Week New York opens with 45 extraordinary museum-quality exhibitions

Tate Modern to exhibit unparalleled modernist photography from the collection of Sir Elton John

Irish Museum of Modern Art announces landmark Lucian Freud Project for Ireland

'Missing' Rembrandt to go on show at global art fair TEFAF Maastricht: Reports

Invaluable launches "Buy Now," bringing galleries, dealers & auction houses together

Bidsquare partners with over 100 leading auction houses since its launch

Record producer Sir George Martin, known as the "fifth Beatle", has died, aged 90

Harvard Art Museums new Director announced: Martha Tedeschi coming from the Art Institute of Chicago

Exhibition of paintings and works on paper from the estate of Claudio Bravo opens at Marlborough Gallery

Oldest auction house in the United States Freeman's announces management buyout

Scottish Colourists set to shine at Bonhams annual Scottish Sale in Edinburgh

"A Palette for Genius: Japanese Water Jars for the Tea Ceremony" opens at Joan B Mirviss LTD

Laurence Miller participates in Asia Week NY with exhibition of contemporary Asian photographs

Exhibition of Japanese fusuma photography by Kenji Wakasugi opens at Ippodo Gallery

Pérez Art Museum Miami debuts new sculptural installation by Matthew Ronay

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires 35 photographs by Louis Draper and his complete archive

Minneapolis Institute of Art appoints Curator of Contemporary Art

Bonhams to auction work of David Bowie's favourite artists to benefit South African charity

Four artists announced for the Walters Prize 2016

Marc-Olivier Wahler appointed new Director of Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU

Royal Philips extends its long standing partnership as founder of the Rijksmuseum

Stair Sainty announces TEFAF Maastricht 2016 highlights

Jimmy DeSana's "Marker Cones," works by Picasso plus Sam Maloof rocker among the offerings at Clars

"Super Massive Black Hole" by James Austin Murray opens at Lyons Wier Gallery

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful