New Work @ The Silos


Sat, Aug 28, 2021 - Sat, Oct 23, 2021

Join artist Ron Loyd Saturday, September 11th from 12-5 PM.  

Artist Statement

Creativity will speak to you if you are willing to listen. Art making will show you paths to take if you are willing to take risks.

Textural surfaces and its relationship to form and functionality has been my focus for the past several years. As I continue this creative path, I am constantly intrigued with new shapes and forms both organic and technology produced. I am willing to brush, sculpt, mark, incise or imprint into my artwork and follow its directions to a completed work of art.

In my paintings, I am wanting to take the viewer into an unknown adventure in an unknown canvas space. Opaque and transparent overlays of shapes created by tonal values bring unified tension to the composition. Marks create a staccato of short movements and lines continue the movements for longer durations. Textured shapes can create the balance that holds the viewer in my abstract expressive environments.

In my ceramic artwork, I enjoy working in several different clay forms. Ceramics in the 21st Century is really in a new renaissance age of exploration and usage of the medium. Ceramics is so versatile that any shape can be created, glazed, painted, imprinted, torn, and extruded. Every day in the studio is a creative adventure whether it is a left turn, right turn, step back or step forward into tomorrow.

Artist Bio

Ron Loyd has a BFA and MFA in Painting and Ceramics from Texas Tech University. He has studied Animation at the School for Visual Arts and Film Studies at New York University, New York, NY.

As an educator, he taught numerous Fine Arts programs in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area for fifteen years. He was selected in 2004 a Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher and Washington Post Fellow sponsored by the Japanese Embassy.

Earlier in his professional career, he tutored world-renowned artist Philip Pearlstein for his first laser CD “Drawing the Figure”. He coordinated music videos for Andy Warhol’s Factory and Island Record’s Will Powers. Supervised album covers for CBS Records and MCA’s Joe Ely. As a Director of Corporate Marketing Services, he implemented worldwide corporate identity programs, created product marketing materials, supervised annual reports, coordinated national tradeshow/sales conferences, and managed corporate websites.

 

All exhibitions are free and open to the public Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM.