Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co./Nasher Sculpture Center. Text by Leigh Arnold, Robert Wiesenberger.
The vibrant, small-scale wooden sculptures of New York–based artist Matthew Ronay (born 1976) cull from the vocabularies of organic things—flora and fauna from land and sea, human anatomy, and water systems. Fantastical architectures find form, too—gateways and towers—in the artist’s technicolor array of soft-curved and intricately honed formations. Melding vocabularies of modernist abstraction and ritualistic objects, Ronay's sculptures and enigmatic installations express the primacy of the handmade object. His inspirations constitute a zigzagging thread of artists and scientists from the 18th century to the present whose works reflect natural phenomena consciously or unconsciously. Ronay also proposes the possibility that inherited memories of the genesis and evolution of life recapitulate themselves in abstract works of sculpture and painting. Produced in conjunction with the artist’s exhibition at the Nasher Sculpture Center, this monograph presents Ronay's sensual and psychedelic sculptures in extensive detail through photographs and installation views.
Published by Gregory R. Miller & Co.. Text by Diana Nawi, Claudia Schmuckli, Alexis Vaillant.
The handcrafted and vibrantly colorful works of Brooklyn-based sculptor Matthew Ronay (born 1976) evoke biological processes and organic forms as much as they draw on spiritual and mythological narratives. Influences ranging from science fiction, chemistry, Surrealism and mycology emerge in his psychedelic reliefs and installations.
This book documents the artist's first major museum presentations in the United States, with an eponymous exhibition at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, as well as a newly commissioned project, When Two Are in One, at the Pérez Art Museum, Miami. Collected here are Ronay's most significant sculptures and installations from the last four years alongside major new texts that elucidate the artist's singular vision.
Published by JRP|Ringier/Parasol Unit Foundation. Text by Ziba de Weck, Michael Glover, Bruce Hainley.
This small monograph, devoted to the young Brooklyn-based artist, features delicate, disturbing drawings and uncomfortably comical sculptural works. Body parts abound, with emphasis on teeth and genitals. Ronay received his MFA from Yale University, and has had solo shows at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles.