ZZZ’s is a site-specific installation by Los Angeles-based artist Ry Rocklen marrying traditional and harvested materials to examine the connection to commonplace objects.
Ry Rocklen’s installation of sculptures seeks to venerate the everyday materials and objects of the urban landscape, transporting an investigation of discarded domestic detritus into a constructed space of exaltation within the Vaulted Gallery. The marriage of traditional arts materials, such as highly polished tile and a patchwork floor quilt constructed from locally discarded pieces of used carpet, display his innate interest in geometry and the domestic space. The grouping of sculptures reflects Rocklen’s artistic processing of found components of the city, incorporating elements of Thai Buddhism and mystic rituals to explore our contemporary connection to commonplace objects.
Ry Rocklen received his B.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001 and his M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2006. His work has been featured in MoMA PS1 and the 2008 Whitney Biennial, as well as numerous national and international solo exhibitions. Rocklen lives and works in Los Angeles, California, and is currently represented by Untitled Gallery in New York.