Last Rites Gallery is pleased to announce its 5 Year Anniversary Show that will feature over forty works of art by a selection of its acclaimed roster of artists. April 13—May 18, 2013. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 7pm – 12am Continue reading
Ron English is a pop pervert and prankster impresario, tweaking any nose that wanders within his grasp. His images are fun house mirror reflections of our increasingly bizarre popular culture, complete with weirdo lighting and acts of perplexing oddity. Due to their improbably bright palettes, Ron’s paintings almost give off their own light source. One wonders if radioactive isotopes might be employed to achieve this effect (Plutonium Yellow seems to be a favorite), as no other artist around seems to be able to “outshine” his work in quite the same way. He has also long used his work to comment upon American contemporary culture and its more egregious excesses and hypocrisies, all while delighting his audiences with his raucous, playful imagery. Most recently, Ron and his work appeared in the recent film Supersize Me, a film that skewers the fast food industry.
Ron English is one of 50 contemporary artists featured in Metamorphosis 2 (beinArt Publishing).