Shared Vibrations: Matthew Ronay

Matthew Ronay, Sagged Silver Cybernation with Sentry (2018). Installation view from Betrayals of and by the Body, Casey Kaplan, NY, April 30 - June 15, 2019. Photo: Chris Murtha.

My article on Matthew Ronay was published in the Summer 2019 issue of Mousse Magazine on the occasion of Betrayals of and by the Body, his recent exhibition of technicolor basswood sculptures at Casey Kaplan in New York. Below is a brief excerpt but the full article can be read here.

Ronay’s sculptures conjure bodies that are not only human but hybridized entities, evoking molecular biology, physiological mechanisms, underwater landscapes, cybernetic networks, and fantastical architecture. The artist turns these bodies inside out, revealing processes of reproduction, communication, and circulation. […] As one moves around them, the works unfold their mysterious processes, develop, and even seem to pulse with life.

Installation view of Matthew Ronay, Betrayals of and by the Body, Casey Kaplan, NY, April 30 - June 15, 2019. Photo: Chris Murtha.

Bending Light: Allison Malinsky's Sculptural Paintings

Allison Malinsky, Passing Through, 2016, oil on canvas, rubber, linen twine, and wood dowel, 35 x 12.5 x 18 inches; Courtesy of the artist

I recently wrote a catalog essay for painter and longtime friend Allison Malinsky's solo exhibition at Galería Victor Saavedra in Barcelona, Spain. Titled "Bending Light: Allison Malinsky's Sculptural Paintings," my essay traces the development of her work since she relocated to Spain. Karen Leader, Ph.D., also contributes an essay on Malinsky's evocation of the body in her three-dimensional paintings. You can read both texts and view an electronic version of the catalog below or at

Malinsky, whose work I featured in Force of Nature, is currently an Artist in Residence at Cooper Union. You can view her recent paintings and works in process in the residency's exhibition, which opens Wednesday, August 3rd, and remains on view through August 17th. More info at Cooper Union.