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東京 西麻布のCALM & PUNK GALLERYにて、Noel Freibert と Leon Sadlerの展示”Memories from the emptied out field”
が開催されています。
日程
6月9日(土)〜6月24日(日)
開廊
12:00-19:00
休廊
日曜日、月曜日

抒情詩に出てくるようなのどかな草原
青々と草生い茂る田園風景の中の子羊たち
咲き乱れる華麗な野花を律儀に食い尽くす
子羊たちは何処か歯がゆい
日用雑貨で出来ている彼らの手足

頭は雑巾、四肢は箒

のんきにぶーらぶら揺れる守り神三人
善悪に松竹梅は存在せず
この世の道徳は綱引きの如し
道しるべと助けは差し伸べはするも
所詮、ここでは体のない智栄の生首だ

頭は箒、手先はネジ式

身体なんて別に大したものではないのさ
稀に変則的であっても、それも枠組みの内
身体というのは不永久的な代物
なんらかの再編成もあり得るんだ

足は鉛筆、顔は樽

軽トラのフェンダーに縛り付けられ
何万キロにも及ぶ道路のゴミを
ぶちまけられた縫いぐるみのクマさんにとって
天国とは一体なんだ?

空っぽの洋服と縫いぐるみの抜け殻

草原に蠢く無生物たちは
人間たらしめんと襤褸を纏う
単細胞な案山子
ガーゴイルよろしく近寄るもの全てに
威嚇の芸を打ち放つ
善悪よ、去れ!
善悪よ、なかれ!
閉ざされた口で
無言の呪文を唱えんばかりに
(訳: Daniel González))

ノエル・フライバート (1985-)
米国メリーランド州ボルチモア在住。グラフィックノベル「Old Ground」を2017年、ロンドンに拠点を置く出版社Koyama Pressより刊行。ニューヨーク近代美術館やボルチモア美実館など国内外多数の書籍や展示会で取り上げられる。過去の展示に「The Lateness of the Hour」(Evening Hours: ニューヨーク」、「The Tortured Page」(Current Gallery: ボルチモア)、「Visible Matter (Above Ground)」(Open Space: ボルチモア)。他に「C-A-T Spells Murder」(KARMA)、「Kramers Ergot」(Sammy Harkham編)、「Mould Map」(Landfill Editions)などに収録。
https://www.instagram.com/noel_freibert_sweettooth/

レオン・サドラー(1984-)
英国ノッティンガム在住。Stefan Sadler合同展「PARAZONE EXPANSION…」(Dinner Party Gallery: ロンドン)、「Poltergeist」(Syson Gallery: ノッティンガム)、「Bumblebee」(Hole Of The Fox: アントワープ)、「Trespasser」(Wish Less: 東京)、Lucas Dillon合同展「Bless This Mess」(SO Gallery: 東京)など、国内外で展示多数。
ビデオアーティスト集団Famiconの一員でありアンダーグラウンドコミックやZineを自費出版する傍ら、現在Landfill EditionsのHugh FrostとSFアート集「Mould Map」Vol.7を共編中。
他に「Beano Henge」「Sun Flowers」(Nieves), 「DNA FAILURE」(Picturebox)、「Karmers Ergot」(Sammy Harkham)、「Nazi Knife」(FLTMSTPC)など多数。
現在はGasius, Medicom Fabrick, G for Givenchy, Nike ACTとテキスタイルデザインをコラボレーション中。
http://www.leonsadler.com/
(訳:Daniel González)

Memories from the emptied out field
by Leon Sadler&Noel Freibert

Date
6.9(Sat) ~ 6.24(Sun)
Time
12:00 – 19:00
Closed
Sunday, Monday
Opening Reception
6.8(Fri) 19:00-22:00

There is an idyllic pasture, the generic grass grows verdantly and baby lambs make sure to eat all of the beautiful meadow flowers. The lambs are scratchy and have legs made from household objects.

Mop head broom hand

Three guardian angels swing carelessly to and fro. There are three of them, but Good/Medium/Evil do not exist here and the binary scale slides freely. The guardian angel’s offer guidance and support, they are bodyless heads of wisdom.

Broom head screw hand

Bodies are overrated. A rare anomaly appears and is included. Something about a body as impermanent, that can be re-shaped to some extent.

Pencil leg bucket face

What does heaven look like to a teddy bear who has been tied to the front of a truck and blasted with road muck?

Empty clothes and stuffie skins.

The creatures that populate the pasture are not alive. The scarecrows are rudimentary figures wearing a body as they would wear their ragged human clothes; performing the role of a gargoyle, they scare everything without selection. Go away: Good, Medium and Evil!

Noel Freibert (1985-?) lives in Baltimore Maryland, USA.
He is the creator of the graphic novel Old Ground from Koyama Press. His work has been shown internationally and is featured in the book collections of the Museum of Modern Art NYC and The Baltimore Museum of Art. Past shows “The Lateness of the Hour” Evening Hours NYC, “The Tortured Page” Current Gallery Baltimore MD, “Visible Matter (Above Ground)” Open Space Baltimore MD. Bibliography includes C-A-T Spells Murder from KARMA, Kramers Ergot edited by Sammy Harkham, and Mould Map from Landfill Editions.
https://www.instagram.com/noel_freibert_sweettooth/

Leon Sadler (1984-?) lives in Nottingham, UK, Europe.
Has exhibited internationally, recent shows include “PARAZONE EXPANSION…” with Stefan Sadler at Dinner Party Gallery, London; “Poltergeist” at Syson Gallery, Nottingham; “Bumblebee” at Hole Of The Fox, Antwerp; “Trespasser” at Wish Less, Tokyo; “Bless This Mess” with Lucas Dillon at So Gallery, Tokyo.
As part of the artist video group Famicon, self-publishes underground manga and zines, and is co-editor of Sci-Fi art anthology Mould Map with Hugh Frost of Landfill Editions, currently launching it’s 7th issue.
Bibliography includes Beano Henge and Sun Flowers by Nieves, DNA FAILURE by Picturebox, Kramers Ergot edited by Sammy Harkham and Nazi Knife by FLTMSTPC.
Recently collaborating on textile design with Gasius, Medicom Fabrick, G for Givenchy and Nike ACG.
http://www.leonsadler.com/