This exhibition of work by Stó:lō master carver Claude “Rocky” LaRock is a long overdue acknowledgement of the 40-year career of this remarkable artist, whose practice is inseparable from his Stó:lō identity and his relationships to community, family, and land. LaRock has mastered the skills, techniques, and stories of traditional hand-carving, but he is equally committed to experimentation, incorporating contemporary elements and techniques, creating carvings intended solely for display, and using a unique visual language to express contemporary, global concerns through the lens of a Stó:lō cosmology.
Generously sponsored by
E’yies’lek Rocky LaRock is a master Stó:lō carver based in Sts’ailes (Chehalis) in the Fraser Valley. The Reach has organized an exhibition “E’yies’lek Rocky LaRock: The Wild Inside” as a long overdue acknowledgement of his 40-year career.
Film by Adam Palmer and Julian KenchentenWatch Video
The Reach is happy to share this first in a series of short films with exhibiting artist Rocky LaRock. In this first installation, Rocky shares “A Story of Sasquatch” and the way he honors Sasquatch in his incredible carvings.
Video by Colla Films
Image: Rocky La Rock, The Northlander, 2019, maple wood, horse hair, leather, 45 x 21 x 9 in., Photo by David Campion