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RON ATHEY

Born in 1961 in Connecticut, artist Ron Athey has been based in Los Angeles since 1963. Athey??™s graphic, cathartic performance has been heavily influenced by his feelings toward the dysfunctionality and religious perversity of his strict Pentecostal upbringing. Athey began performing at underground galleries with Rozz Williams in 1981, in a collaboration known as Premature Ejaculation. In 1992, Athey began staging what was to become a performance ???torture??™ trilogy: Martyrs & Saints, 4 Scenes In A Harsh Life, and Deliverance. Athey has performed and shown in solo and group exhibitions internationally. He is a regular writer for LA Weekly, and has published books on lectures he gave at art institutions and art schools worldwide.

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