A conversation with artist Ry Rocklen and Gallery Director Corrina Peipon discussing Rocklen's recent exhibition L.A. Relics at Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles. Through his work, Rocklen transforms familiar objects from the everyday into pieces that evoke multiple associations and draw the viewer into a new experience with the familiar and unfamiliar.
Corrina Peipon is an artist, curator, and writer living in Los Angeles. She is Director at Honor Fraser Gallery where she organized Saying yes to everything in 2014. As Assistant Curator at the Hammer Museum, Peipon organized Hammer Projects exhibitions with Carlos Bunga, N. Dash, Maya Hayuk, Alex Hubbard, Lucy Raven, and Jonas Wood as well as exhibitions of artworks from the Hammer Contemporary Collection. While serving as Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, she was project coordinator for WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, and she co-curated index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications including Rebecca Morris: Southafternoon; Chris Johanson; Made in L.A. 2012; All of this and nothing, Engagement Party; This Is Not To Be Looked At: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution.
Ry Rocklen was born in Los Angeles in 1978 and lives in Los Angeles. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001 and a Masters of Fine Arts from University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2006. One-person exhibitions of Rocklen’s work have been presented at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (2014); and Visual Arts Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (2010). His work has been included in group exhibitions such as Sculpture from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2016); Wasteland, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Paris, France (2016); Murmurs: Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (2013); Baker’s Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (2012); Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2012); Nothing Beside Remains, LAND: Marfa, Los Angeles, CA (2011); Home Alone, Sender Collection, Miami, FL (2011); Knock, Knock! From the Collection of Paul and Sara Monroe, The Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (2011); Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2009); Athens Bienniale 2009 HEAVEN, Athens, Greece (2009); That Was Then…This Was Now, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (2008); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2008); and Red Eye, The Rubell Collection, Miami, FL (2006).
Creator and Executive Producer – Hernán Díaz Alonso
Producer – Marcelyn Gow
Director – Reza Monahan
Director of Photography – Sean Morris
2nd Camera – Alex Zarth
Assistant Camera – Jamie Ginesky
Sound Engineer – Scotty Tipton
Lighting Tech – Robert Moreno
Story Producer – Marcelyn Gow
Editors – Sean Morris/Reza Monahan
Assistant Editor – Mike Ballestrero
Musical Score – Butchy Fuego
Additional Images Courtesy of:
Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles
Installation Photography – Brian Forrest
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