Marc Jancou Gallery Contemporary

Good Heavens

Ry Rocklen
March 5 - April 11, 2009
New York
Installation View
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Installation view, Ry Rocklen, Good Heavens, Marc Jancou, New York, March 5 - April 11, 2009

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Installation view, Ry Rocklen, Good Heavens, Marc Jancou, New York, March 5 - April 11, 2009

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Installation view, Ry Rocklen, Good Heavens, Marc Jancou, New York, March 5 - April 11, 2009

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Installation view, Ry Rocklen, Good Heavens, Marc Jancou, New York, March 5 - April 11, 2009

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Installation view, Ry Rocklen, Good Heavens, Marc Jancou, New York, March 5 - April 11, 2009

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Installation view, Ry Rocklen, Good Heavens, Marc Jancou, New York, March 5 - April 11, 2009

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Installation view, Ry Rocklen, Good Heavens, Marc Jancou, New York, March 5 - April 11, 2009

Press Release

Marc Jancou Contemporary is pleased to announce the exhibition, Good Heavens, by LA based artist Ry Rocklen. This is the artist's first solo show in New York.

The title of the show, Good Heavens, comes from Rocklen's love of religious expletives, which according to the artist, "often link the little moments of the everyday to the epic transcendence that lies beyond life on earth." Using a self-described process of "devotional mummification" Rocklen transforms everyday objects into whimsical sculptures, while preserving traces of their former functions. The exhibition will include a floor installation, four floor sculptures and several wall pieces.

Born in 1978 in Los Angeles, Ry Rocklen lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and his BFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include Bernier/ Eliades, Athens; Baronian Francey, Brussels; Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles; Zach Feuer Gallery (Project Room), New York; Me.di.um, St. Barthelemy; and Dangerous Curve, Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (Whitney Biennial 2008); Red Eye: the Rubell Family Collection, Miami; and The Station Show, Miami; Angles Gallery, Los Angeles; and Rental Gallery, New York. Rocklen will have a solo show at BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva in the fall of 2010.

A forthcoming monograph on the artist will be published by JRP Ringier.