Commonwealth and Council


Rachelle Rojany


She:     I felt as if I were inside a mirror, between the glass and the reflective film. Her:      All those half-circles and triangles, pieces and shelves. She:     And the twinned sculptures… Her:      Sentinels, beasts. She:     The titles made me meander around a bit... Her:      And what does Abecedarian me-- She:     --Pronounced A-B-C + darian, it’s a list or a poem or a manual in alphabetical order.  Her:      The rudimentary (rude!), elementary (school!), the novice (or novitiate!).  She:     All that white made me think about archeology… Her:      --I wanted to grab that ass as he crawled around on his knees, un-stacking those shapes! She:     Reminded me of the Japanese Buddhist temple that’s always being built up or taken down. Her:      Eyes ! vulvas ! breasts ! behinds ! mountains ! clouds ! waves ! sno-cones ! sailboats ! aerial views ! constellations !  She:     What unusual installation tactics… Her:      Those shelves were really stacked. She:     Glad we saw it. Her:      I’ll post a picture. 

List of Work in Alphabetical Order: “a great and noble effort” B, or Touch me here Blackamour, or Buddha was our age when he was enlightened Chocolate milk teeth Higgeldy-piggeldy fiddle-faddle In got in deed I see you watching me, thank you Isthmus steppe ziggurat I think my couples therapist is in love with me, and someone wet the bed and it wasn’t the 3 year old Soughing Pulchritude Subtitle What do you need from this plaster sculpture Women and horses and dogs and cats 

All work 2014-15 

Hydrocal plaster, paper, pigment, studio debris, time, wood, light 

Dimensions variable; stacks un-stack 

Rachelle Rojany is Los Angeles-based artist. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, and the University of Bologna. She was an artist in residence at Zentralburo in Berlin, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Seattle, and Cologne.