ron laboray studio
“Time And Random Data In Sequence”
“Little Richard’s Almanac” contains a series of drawing and paintings mirroring the mixed-up and rearranged condition of mass culture. This series “Matter of Fact” paintings utilizes found data from internet searches, satellite television channel guides, and random information obtained through advertising, social other public media, I see the paintings as historical documents recording current cultural conditions and archiving information for future social scientists and art historians.
These paintings represent information points along a time lines that include common facts and known histories, science, collections. The time lines describe our shared world, invented fictions and cultural myths, which compel hope and demonstrate important values. The images within the paintings originate from photographic and painted images of important historical moments, scientific illustrations, pop culture elements like comic books, television, advertising and film, and visual information supporting myths, and conspiracy. These compositions 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 on bottom and the newer more recent information is on top. Painting traditions also lend to deciphering the time lines. Clarity and overlap are used in creating a since of time through distance, detail and sharpness.
In the end, the paintings 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 final or prime examples, and the ideas, hopes and beliefs we share within myths, religion, science, and our idea of place and self. Some of these results have been scanned and turned into the more recent Topographies series.