Paddock. Just hurried enough. Resting from the gale. Seams, Parture. We gathered together in the cracks just long enough to escape the gale, our hair blown back into a rotten mess, just long enough to whisper about what was next, about growing old and being wild. Match, unmatch, matched again and revealed in a paddock will be a being, undetermined and uncontrollable. Bejeweled with rock pinks, besotted with wet from the rains and fog.

Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik & Rindon Johnson, 2021, Sandstone (Lindlar greywacke), concrete, plants, 12’6” x 8’9” x 3’6”, 3.8 x 2.6 x 1.1m.

Ressembling an abandoned foundation, the title references a paddock: a structure for the keeping of animals, especially horses, in order to offer them a controlled form of freedom of movement within bounds of control; speaking to the impossibility of taming wildness, freedom, and instincts.

Exhibited in "Out here in the wild oats amid the alien corn", Internationaler Lantz’scher Skulpturenpark, Düsseldorf, Germany, July 18 – September 12, 2021.







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