Gaillard&Claude, Derek Boshier & Ry Rocklen

20.04.2015 - 20.04.2015

Gaillard&Claude, Ry Rocklen, Derek Boshier


7 pm   Gaillard&Claude : Live radio Broadcast 

8 pm   Derek Boshier & Ry Rocklen : Breakfast at Ricks 

On Monday 20th of April, NICC has the pleasure to invite you to a live radio broadcast by artists Gaillard & Claude at 7pm, followed by a ‘Breakfast at Ricks’ a conversation between artists Derek Boshier & Ry Rocklen at 8 pm at NICC.

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. His recent solo exhibitions include A Living at Praz Delavallade, Paris (2014), at UNTITLED, New York (2014),Local Color at Lamar Dodd School of Art University of Georgia, Athens (US) and the installation Trophy Modern for Absolut Bureau, Miami Beach. His work has been recently been included in the following group exhibitions : LAX Art Gala at Greystone Mansion, Los Angeles, please enter at Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, Objective at Thomas Solomon gallery, Los Angeles and Stand-in at Albert Baronian, Brussels. Next to this, he has showed at several institutions that include the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, MoMA PS1 in New York and the Whitney Museum (for the 2008 Whitney Biennial) in New York.

Derek Boshier (b. 1937, Portsmouth; based in LA) is a British painter, sculptor, photographer, printmaker, and filmmaker. Boshier graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 1962, where along with David Hockney, Allen Jones, and Peter Phillips, he was one of the students associated with Pop Art. In 1962, he appeared in Ken Russell’s ‘Pop Goes the Easel’ with Peter Blake, Pauline Boty, and Peter Phillips. Notable solo exhibitions include: Robert Fraser Gallery, London; Galerie Bichofsberger, Zurich; ‘Derek Boshier Documentation and Work’, which toured institutions in Great Britain in 1972; Hayward Gallery, London; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Marconi Gallery, Milan; Palace of Culture, Warsaw; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Lodz, Poland; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; and most recently at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 2014. His work is held in notable collections worldwide, including The Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, Windsor Castle, England; The Tate Gallery of British Art, London; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh; New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana; The Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; Yale Centre of British Art, Connecticut; and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He recently had solo exhibitions at Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin and Night Gallery, Los Angeles. His work was presented in recent group exhibitions at institutions such as the Barbican Art Gallery, London, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Tate Gallery, Liverpool and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt. Boshier is a visiting lecturer at UCLA School of Arts where he teaches drawing.

Gaillard & Claude are fascinated by psychedelia and the eighties, and their work refers as much to sculptural tradition as to electronic music. Their objects are magnified, their forms broken apart and their colours almost acidic. They reveal an approach that one might call anything from chic to hyper-contemporary, with elements of both classical and pop culture. You can distinguish the structures, as you can the material, which changes with the light. The distortion of these objects gives them either a narrative or an abstract impact. Patrice Gaillard & Claude showed their word among others in the Galerie Micheline Swajcer (Antwerp), at the Biennale de Lyon and in the Museum of Fine Arts in Hô Chi Minh city and are represented by Galerie Loevenbruck in Paris.

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