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Ron Laboray
updated: 01/31/2016
website: http://www.ronlaboray.com/Site/home.html
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The World of Charlie Browns
The Great Wall of Aquamen
The Great Piles of Boop
Kermits Over Piggy
Kermits Over Piggy DETAIL
Draw With the Stars
Infinite Homers
The Sky was Filled with Captain Marvels
castaways
Meanwhile at the Legion of Doom
Everything on sale at Walgreens for Christmas using the Law of Superposition
From the point of Archaic tools, the future includes the gun that killed Archduke Ferdinand and the first image of Mickey Mouse. Image 11.5”x8.5”
The last man on the Moon and the oldest icon of the first Pope separated by all the state flowers of the United States.
The Milky Way Galaxy includes all the poisonous mushrooms of North America and a U.S. dollar bill folded to show George Washington as a penis.
With an image of the last battle of the French and Indian War on the horizon, the first image of Mars form Mars is obscured by examples of German butterflies.
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, conceptual, systems, information, diagrammatic, portraiture, science, mapping, process, cartoon
 
 
The World of Charlie Browns by Ron Laboray
The World of Charlie Browns
pastel on paper
2007
52" x  48" 
The Great Wall of Aquamen by Ron Laboray
The Great Wall of Aquamen
colored pencil on paper
2007
18" x  24" 
The Great Piles of Boop by Ron Laboray
The Great Piles of Boop
colored pencil on paper
2007
24" x  18" 
Kermits Over Piggy by Ron Laboray
Kermits Over Piggy
pastel on paper
2007
54" x  44" 
Kermits Over Piggy DETAIL by Ron Laboray
Kermits Over Piggy DETAIL
pastel on paper
2007
0" x  0" 
Draw With the Stars by Ron Laboray
Draw With the Stars
interactive digital projection- PC station/projector
2005-8
Dimensions variable
Infinite Homers by Ron Laboray
Infinite Homers
Pastel on Paper
2007
48" x  32" 
The Sky was Filled with Captain Marvels by Ron Laboray
The Sky was Filled with Captain Marvels
pastel on paper
2007
52" x  78" 
castaways by Ron Laboray
castaways
auto urethane and surfboard resin on paper
2011
18" x  24" 
Meanwhile at the Legion of Doom by Ron Laboray
Meanwhile at the Legion of Doom
auto urethane and surfboard resin on paper
2011
18" x  24" 
Everything on sale at Walgreens for Christmas using the Law of Superposition by Ron Laboray
Everything on sale at Walgreens for Christmas using the Law of Superposition
pastel and auto urethane on paper
2010
60 " x  42 " 
From the point of Archaic tools, the future includes the gun that killed Archduke Ferdinand and the first image of Mickey Mouse. Image 11.5”x8.5”  by Ron Laboray
From the point of Archaic tools, the future includes the gun that killed Archduke Ferdinand and the first image of Mickey Mouse. Image 11.5”x8.5”
Acid free pen and ink on 11x14” Bristol paper.
2016
8.5" x  11.5" 
The last man on the Moon and the oldest icon of the first Pope separated by all the state flowers of the United States.  by Ron Laboray
The last man on the Moon and the oldest icon of the first Pope separated by all the state flowers of the United States.
Acid free ink on 11x14” Bristol paper
2016
8.5" x  11.5" 
The Milky Way Galaxy includes all the poisonous mushrooms of North America and a U.S. dollar bill folded to show George Washington as a penis.  by Ron Laboray
The Milky Way Galaxy includes all the poisonous mushrooms of North America and a U.S. dollar bill folded to show George Washington as a penis.
Acid free ink on 11x14” Bristol paper.
216
8.5" x  11.5" 
With an image of the last battle of the French and Indian War on the horizon, the first image of Mars form Mars is obscured by examples of German butterflies.  by Ron Laboray
With an image of the last battle of the French and Indian War on the horizon, the first image of Mars form Mars is obscured by examples of German butterflies.
Acid free ink on 11x14” Bristol paper
2016
11.5" x  8.5" 

Artist Statement

 

   Drawing and Painting as Conceptual Object: 

One of the best aspects about making art today is the loss of a master narrative. There is a freedom to create any discourse you wish, in any method or form you desire. I choose to make works that combine a certain level of conceptual rigor, a lighthearted humor, and the beauty of a well-crafted object.  Formally, I am interested in the visual spatial dynamics of the two dimensional surface and the ability for more than one representational system to communally cohabit a picture plane. These paintings and drawings oscillate between concepts in abstract mapping, and photographic representation. Abstraction or photographic representation, here, are not placed in opposition to each other, but are related through actual, perceptual, and procedural distances. The paintings, as historical documents, attempt to archive common cultural effects. This practice reflects on the ability of humans to define identity and reality though interpretation and invention. A prime example is the force of popular culture, always disseminates information that leads us to believe places in our world like Metropolis and Gotham are the homes of super heroes. Many of these locations enjoy a simultaneous existence in both fiction and reality. Beliefs generated by invented identities influence our perception of “the real”. Imagined identity can also be imposed on place through reoccurring phenomena like the Super Bowl, World Fairs, or a papal visit. These events, though short lived and migrant, create an atmosphere of close connection and in this, the chosen locations will share in the legacy and identity that is lent through hosting these various spectacles. History is shaped through these matters of influence.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Ron Laboray

Masters in Fine Art in Painting

Washington University St. Louis MO M.F.A  2000

Solo exhibition:

May 2015- “How I felt about showing at the Suburban.” - The Suburban –Oak Park Chicago IL

Jan 2012  Surveying Imaginationland – the Art Museum at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee NC.

Aug 2005 After the C.E.- University of Missouri St. Louis MO.

May 2005 Color and Race Statistics, Peter Miller Gallery Chicago IL.

Spt. 2003 Extending the Science - Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago IL

Jan. 2001 Mapping Pop - Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago IL

Other selected exhibition:

 Jan 2016- Everywhere and Elswhere II Meramec Contempoarary Art Gallery St Louis MO

Dec 4-8 Art Miami 2013 Aqua Art Miami – Hoffman LaChance Miami FL

Feb 2013 Sanctified – Vincent Price Art Museum-Monterey Park, Los Angeles CA

Mar. 2008 Replica - Peter Miller Gallery Chicago, IL

June 2007 Daum Museum of Contemporary Art- Sadalia MO.

May 2004 Chicago Exposition at Navy Pier - Peter Miller Gallery Chicago IL

Mar. 2004 Aerial Show - Raid Projects - Los Angeles CA.

May 2002 Terra Incognita - Contemporary Art Museum - St. Louis MO.

Nov.2001 Three Day Weekend curated by Dave Muller - Mad Art, St Louis MO.

Bibliography:

 All The Arts Fall 2015 – How I Felt About the Last Drop of Charlie Brown.  Margaret Keller

Art Week LA -Sanctified: Spirituality in Contemporary Art Mon, Feb 04, 2013

New American Painting 100 Juried Exhibition in Print– June/July 2012 Vol 7 Issue 3

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art– Conversations between disparate styles July 2012 

ArtWeek LA – Art Diary –Fri, Nov 25, 2011 By Tracey Harnish  

St Louis Magazine – Cameo: A Peek into the Studio of Ron Laboray- November 2010 – by Hesse Caplinger

 Art in America - April 2006 - review "Ron Laboray at UMSL St Louis" MEL Watkin

Chicago Tribune - May 13 2005- "Ron Laboray Lets Data Drive His Abstractions" On the Map - Alan Artner

 Chicago Sun-Times - February 2, 2001 Gallery Glance by Margaret Hawkins

New Art Examiner -May/June, 2001 Vol.28 # 8/9 Chicago'sWest Loop Gate by Lori Waxman