Claude Rocky LaRock
at Art Toronto
October 27 — 30th, 2022
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St W, Toronto, ON
For information about available work or to view the exhibition, email@example.com.
Monte Clark is pleased to exhibit a solo presentation of an exciting new collection of carvings by Claude Rocky LaRock at this year’s edition of Art Toronto.
Claude “Rocky” LaRock (b. 1958), is a Stó:lō master carver based in the community of Sts’ailes, his mother’s traditional Coast Salish territory on the Canadian West Coast. LaRock’s distinct visual language reflects contemporary themes, drawing a connection between present life and the supernatural. He carves with a chainsaw and power tools in place of traditional carving tools. LaRock masterfully renders the character and essence of spiritual figures, in some cases depicting beings in the process of decay, divided between the living world and the underworld. His work challenges perceptions of indigenous art, moving beyond ceremonial to contemporary art. The Reach (Abbotsford) recently presented a survey of his work in ‘E’yies’lek Rocky LaRock: The Wild Inside’ (2021).