The New York Times published an extensive article on Ron Barron, December 27, 2016. Read James Barron's article by clicking on this link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/nyregion/ron-barron-art-from-trash.html?_r=0
2016 exhibitions include:
Station Independent Projects, Manhattan, 15 works, "Adrift" Feb.12 – March 8, 2016
Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, solo exhibition, 50 works, "Gleanings" March 4 – April 8, 2016
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, juried group show, "Ohio Regional Showcase" March 4 – April 1, 2016
Butler Institute of American Art, national juried exhibition group show, "Annual Midyear" July – August 28, '16
The South Street Gallery, Greenport, NY, 15 works, "Neptune Adrift" October 1 – 31, 2016
Currently (2017), Barron is working on new TrashScans of detritus picked up in Manhattan gutters, parks and streets. Also in progress is a body of work entitled "Alternative Facts: Homage to the Square."
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Ron Barron considers himself a neo-Dadaist with strong strains of Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. After receiving a BFA in painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1959 -- when Abstract Expressionism was the ascendent star of the Art world -- he then became a professional dancer, a school teacher, a television director, a public television executive, an inner-city public school administrator, a personal manager in the music business in Los Angeles, a record producer, a concert producer in Manhattan...and finally, a full-time artist in 2009.
Barron’s body of work includes 1,200 digitally scanned collages (Fine Art Photography), paintings, drawings and assemblage sculpture.
He spent 2011 in the gutters of Manhattan picking up trash for an archaeological/art project which became “TrashScans: Street Archaeology.” Director and Chief Curator Lou Zona has mounted three exhibitions of these digital collages at the Butler Institute of American Art. “TrashScans #3” through November 2013.
(see www.butlerart.com and “TrashScans” on YouTube.) His TrashScans was included in a group show, summer 2013 at Station Independent Gallery in Manhattan,
His pencil drawings of old houses in the iconic Pittsburgh neighborhood, Panther Hollow, have been exhibited and were the subject of a segment on WQED-TV’s “Pittsburgh 360” on November 17, 2011, created by Emmy Award-winning producer/director/videographer Pierina Morelli. (see www.WQED.org)
He’s planning a series of mural-size digital collages of family objects that date back to mid-19th century tentatively entitled “Charmed Lives.” (see Silver Studies in Photographs)
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