Ron Throop, Painter
Artist Statement: "Already an accomplished and long-established writer, Ron Throop relatively recently began exhibiting his paintings. They are direct visual counterparts to his writings that, like Henry David Thoreau’s in the 19th century, ask us to reconsider mankind’s current wayward course; they simultaneously promote the simple pleasure found in creativity, nature, family and friends. With bright color, straightforward drawing and scrawled inscriptions, Throop’s painting style initially suggests the work of a naïve or folk artist detached from mainstream 21st century concerns. Upon further consideration, we discover they offer no quaint story or escapist pleasure. As in a children’s story, both the people and animals of the land communicate their complex thoughts which are of the utmost seriousness."
Titles of three images:
1. "Two People Upon Reviewing Male to Female Prison Inmate Ratios and Unable to Connect the Dots" 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 18"
2. "I Am Afraid of Making Big Decisions. I Am a Moon and Nothing Changes" 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16"
3. "The Many Indifferent and Beautiful Eyes of the City" 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16"