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Rindon Johnson

The Valley of the Moon

Los Angeles
May 15 – June 19, 2021
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Installation view, Rindon Johnson, The Valley of the Moon, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Rindon Johnson, The wind, birds retreating in a field, they the feathers and then a great thumping or buzzing like someone is calling, mining by sea, by land, like how you can believe you’re a good man when you’re a bad one and that you’re a bad man when you’re a good one. Or like how a stomach can tense in the dark, 2021. Furniture leather, polyurethane, coconut oil, rust, crayon, cinderblock fragments, organic debris, 66 x 45 inches (167.5 x 114.5 cm)

Rindon Johnson, This is the one about how piss can always be cleaned out of carpets., 2021. Furniture leather, charcoal, rust, crayon, coconut oil, mahogany stain, organic debris, ash, 66 x 42 inches (167.5 x 106.5 cm)

Rindon Johnson, The justice of it pleases, mocking the meat you feed on, like if they came, what would you do? Grab a bat, a pitch fork, and hold it and wonder what to do? You are my own and in keeping the monster from my eye there is no composition in the mews., 2021. Furniture leather, polyurethane, shellac, rust, salt, charcoal, coconut oil, 62 x 44 inches (157.5 x 112 cm)

Installation view, Rindon Johnson, The Valley of the Moon, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Installation view, Rindon Johnson, The Valley of the Moon, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Installation view, Rindon Johnson, The Valley of the Moon, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Rindon Johnson & Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik, To be whole is to be part, true voyage is return. (Six May, Twenty Twenty-One, …), 2021 - ongoing. HD single channel video,  2APs

Rindon Johnson & Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik, To be whole is to be part, true voyage is return. (Six May, Twenty Twenty-One, …), 2021 - ongoing. HD single channel video,  2APs

Installation view, Rindon Johnson, The Valley of the Moon, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Rindon Johnson, Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik, Distinguishing among them, an aurora; looking at it through binoculars at days end – a different planet. Areola, behind and in front and then behind again, unintelligible to the nearby human. Areola, a hole, a constant. There’s enough information in [the sound] that, in theory, they could tell each other apart. Like the other day, a blue jay flew into my house looking for food... and then forgot how to get out. It caused a terrifying ruckus flapping around and banging its head into the glass, trying to escape. I grabbed a towel, threw it over the bird, then brought it back outside again., 2021. Blown glass, neon, steel hardware, 26 x 26 x 8 inches (66 x 66 x 20.3 cm)

Rindon Johnson, Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik, Distinguishing among them, an aurora; looking at it through binoculars at days end – a different planet. Areola, behind and in front and then behind again, unintelligible to the nearby human. Areola, a hole, a constant. There’s enough information in [the sound] that, in theory, they could tell each other apart. Like the other day, a blue jay flew into my house looking for food... and then forgot how to get out. It caused a terrifying ruckus flapping around and banging its head into the glass, trying to escape. I grabbed a towel, threw it over the bird, then brought it back outside again., 2021. Blown glass, neon, steel hardware, 26 x 26 x 8 inches (66 x 66 x 20.3 cm)

Installation view, Rindon Johnson, The Valley of the Moon, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Rindon Johnson & Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik, Yoked, panting, unkempt, and handled!, 2021. Bronze, Unique, 24 x 18 x 10 inches (61 x 45.5 x 25.5 cm)

Rindon Johnson & Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik, Yoked, panting, unkempt, and handled!, 2021. Bronze, Unique, 24 x 18 x 10 inches (61 x 45.5 x 25.5 cm)

Rindon Johnson & Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik, Yoked, panting, unkempt, and handled!, 2021. Bronze, Unique, 24 x 18 x 10 inches (61 x 45.5 x 25.5 cm)

Installation view, Rindon Johnson, The Valley of the Moon, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Rindon Johnson, Later, a slow moon laboring over the hillside, Later, the fog reflects the moon, Later, my blood is sucked and I itch, Will we will we ever find home, the car calls us in the distance, To walk the stairs, to take off my shoes, to stand, Wringing hands, scratching grass blades on toe nails, You are starting to see things we could never see before like, You have been born, Or how I waited a whole year for September, A piece of fruit, A source of fire, An edge, An excuse on a small scrap of paper, The woods in my mouth, It is so hot today like yesterday and the day before., 2021. Leather, crayon, 66 x 44 inches (167.5 x 112 cm)

Installation view, Rindon Johnson, The Valley of the Moon, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Rindon Johnson, A view of the river, my rock in the glade, Bigger, relatively, and still, until, I pull my lover open like a zipper, I drag a trowel through them, I lick the paint off my own stick, I have a cold back and wet ankles, Later, a slow moon laboring over the hillside., 2021. Furniture leather, polyurethane, coconut oil, crayon, 60 x 60 inches (152.5 x 152.5 cm)

Installation view, Rindon Johnson, The Valley of the Moon, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Rindon Johnson, Outside I have never been lonesome, Always a fence, a plank, an eyebrow in the ocean, A baby received in a house, anything tall is a tree, The sky rearranges itself in the desert, The sky rearrange itself in the water, The sky rearrange itself while I am in the sky, How lucky I thought I was to see the street lights turn on, Clouds like rows of planting, mistakes we make and agree to continue., 2021. Leather and whiskey, 68 x 60 inches (172.5 x 152.5 cm)

Installation view, Rindon Johnson, The Valley of the Moon, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Installation view, Rindon Johnson, The Valley of the Moon, 2021, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles

Rindon Johnson, May the moon meet us apart, may the sun meet us together, 2021. Interactive virtual reality film, AP1, Edition of 3, 1AP

Rindon Johnson, May the moon meet us apart, may the sun meet us together, 2021. Interactive virtual reality film, AP1, Edition of 3, 1AP

Rindon Johnson, Beyond a reasonable recounting, 2021. Leather, crayon, Triptych, overall: 62 x 98 inches (157 x 259 cm)

Rindon Johnson & Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik, Knot, 2021. Gypsum cement, automotive paint, Edition of 3, 1AP, 11 x 10 x 4 inches (28 x 25.5 x 10 cm)

Rindon Johnson & Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik, Knot, 2021. Gypsum cement, automotive paint, Edition of 3, 1AP, 11 x 10 x 4 inches (28 x 25.5 x 10 cm)