From an interview with the artist on Maake:
What part of growing up in Las Vegas most dramatically influenced your aesthetic as an artist?
From 2014, Los Angeles Times art critic David Pagel on Porray.
On the threshold of being out of control, each of his compositions is all the more potent for its precariousness. Staid paintings these are not. Imagine 500 people pressing themselves into a subway car built for 150 and then being happy to be on board. This gives you an idea of the pressure Porray brings to his paintings, whose density invites second, third and fourth looks.
Recent Acquisitions" is the current exhibition of recently acquired works for UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum and Las Vegas Art Museum. While The Barrick posts items from the collection on their Facebook page, Alisha Kerlin, UNLV Collections Manager, and I will share thoughts on selected works on Thursdays. "Recent Acquisitions" runs through September 19.
Above: Krystal Ramirez “I Want to See More Brown Bodies” from 2017 will be reassembled at UNLV’s Barrick Museum of Art in Spring 2018.