The Good Ear
Solo show by Bob Ray
April 7th through May 21st
If you pair Bob Ray’s prolific output with his personal mystique, you’ve got all of the ingredients of that Tom Waits song, “What’s He Building In There?” And this Friday, Bob’s first-ever Lump solo exhibition might provide an answer to that question. Bob has been making drawings and sculptures for decades, and this show is just the tip of the iceberg. It includes a massive series of graphite drawings made on 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper, lowbrow, sculptural objects, and an installation of handmade album covers, titled Baby D’s Record Shop. The work reads like a personal journal of fantasy and machination. Bob’s drawing hand is unflinching, even harsh, but his text that often accompanies those drawings reveals a type of humor, wonder, and self-doubt that is utterly disarming.
Look him up on Instagram, HERE.