Ry Rocklen: Office Party
Join us at Jones Day, Clocktower's midtown office, for a celebration of Ry Rocklen's site-specific installation from his Trophy Modern series. Begun in 2013, the series consists of assemblages of mass-produced trophies, arranged to recreate iconic American objects and garner aesthetic appeal through a combination of clean, modernist lines with cheap, garish components. The name of the series acknowledges the work of modernist designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, who have inspired Rocklen.
Contrasting the organization’s history as an alternative art space with the surreal setting of a modern, 22nd floor corporate office, Rocklen’s installation serves as a functioning work space, with the oversized desk, chair, and lamp playing on both the elegance and excess of classic Americana.
Rocklen is represented by Thomas Solomon Gallery in Los Angeles, Untitled in New York, and Praz-Delavallade in Paris. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, including in the Made in LA biennial at the Hammer Museum and the 2008 Whitney Biennial. The artist has also participated in exhibitions at LAX ART, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, BERNIER/ELIADES, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Venice Beach Biennial, and Art Basel Miami.