I’ve been paying attention to Jennifer Rochlin’s work for some time now. It is fun for me to easily recognize her work, but to also see it get better and better over time. Her show, P-22, at SHRINE, made me envious of her illustrative skills. Rochlin is using her ceramic pieces as her canvas, and the pieces were really beautiful.
“All of Jennifer Rochlin’s ceramic vessels have images of personal narratives and decorative motifs scratched into them before glazing and painting begins. The scenes feel like a stream of consciousness as they explore Rochlin’s family life, fantasies and immediate surroundings in Altadena, CA. Her sculptures are completely hand-made, giving the vessels irregular shapes and textured surfaces, and time seems to stand still in these never-ending drawings, which loop back into themselves infinitely as they circle around her clay forms.” (SHRINE)
“Jennifer Rochlin (b. 1968, Baltimore, MD) lives and works in Altadena, CA. She received a BFA at The University of Colorado at Boulder and then completed her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Rochlin has recently had solo exhibitions and presentations with The Pit (Los Angeles, CA), Sorry We’re Closed (Brussels, Belgium) and Maki Gallery (Tokyo, Japan). P-22 is her first exhibition with SHRINE.” (SHRINE)
The show runs through December 17, 2022.