Ron Laboray: Drawing and Time

23 Jun 2023 – 7 Jul 2023

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Colla Super is pleased to present “Drawing and Time”, a solo exhibition of drawings by American-based artist Ron Laboray curated by Camilla Boemio, which will be on view from June 23 through July 7, 2023.


Colla Super is pleased to present “Drawing and Time”, a solo exhibition of drawings by American-based artist Ron Laboray curated by Camilla Boemio, which will be on view from June 23 through July 7, 2023. These drawings represent points along time lines that include common facts and known histories, science, collections of stuff describing our shared world, invented fictions and cultural myths. Laboray is interested in subject matter which compels hope and demonstrates important values. These time lines operate using appropriated laws from science like “The Law of Superposition”, which is a way to tell geological time. The older information, which came first in time, is in the foreground and the newer more recent information is in the background. This reading can also be flipped depending on the temporal position of the drawing’s information. Drawing traditions also lend to deciphering the time lines. Clarity and overlap are used for creating a since of time through distance, detail and sharpness. In the end, the drawings frame a narrative of humanity and demonstrate the information and ideas that are current and accessible to most everyone. The drawings include those things we have in common like origins and collections or prime examples, and the ideas, hopes and beliefs we share within myths, religion, science, popular culture, and our idea of place and self. This is his first exhibition in Milan. Ron Laboray is a multimedia conceptual artist known for his paintings, drawings, video and sculpture about time and popular culture. Laboray’s work is scientific and digitally influenced using both abstraction and realism to discuss topics within mass culture, shared histories, Globalization and time. Laboray has shown in major exhibition spaces for over 20 years including the Vincent Price Art Museum, Pacific Design Center and Raid Projects in Los Angeles, in Chicago at the Navy Pier Exposition and the Suburban, in Miami at Pulse, The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. Internationally, he has lectured about his work and exhibited in the Netherlands, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, and the Hungarian National Academy of Science in Budapest and a permanent mural installation at Rennes 2 University in Rennes France. Currently, Ron holds the position of Professor of Painting and Drawing at Western Carolina University and the Director of the School of Art and Design. Camilla Boemio is an internationally published author, curator, and member of the AICA (International Arts Critics) based in Rome. In 2013, Boemio was the co-associate curator of PORTABLE NATION: Disappearance as work in Progress – Approaches to Ecological Romanticism, the Maldives Pavilion at the 55th International art exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. In 2016, Boemio was the curator of Diminished Capacity, the First Nigerian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Boemio’s recent curatorial projects include her role as co-associate curator at Pera + Flora + Fauna. The Story of Indigenousness and The Ownership of History, an official collateral event at the 59th International art exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, 2022. Invitations to speak include the Tate Liverpool, MUSE Science Museum, and the Cambridge Festival 2021, at Crassh, in the UK.

For have additional information on the Laboray's artistic practice look at https://www.ronlaboray.com


Camilla Boemio

Camilla Boemio

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