Samuel Hindolo
Lip and Neck

October 24 - November 27 (by appointment)
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 24, 12 - 9pm

The exhibition will take place at 15 Orient's new (second) location in Brooklyn;
12 Jefferson Street, 2F
Brooklyn NY 11206

15 Orient is delighted to present Samuel Hindolo’s debut solo exhibition in New York. In lieu of a press release, the artist commissioned a text by friend and poet Gabrielle Octavia Rucker;


Last night, I gave your name to the breath of a smoking marigold,
I fixed a lapsang sugar to feed the yard, ate candied orange rind in the
street backwards, dreamed a weeping dream from under which you crawled
unlike yourself but whole. I gave your name to 1000 sitting, lullabied on
behalf of 1000 children, riddled against 1000 otherwise who might wish harm—
it’s a gamble relying on flesh, a wrist charm thieved from a crypt will make gossip
to the soul of the burglary: Symbiosis: someone tells someone, Someone shows up,
we feast & the object found must be hidden again, sewn into the throat of a black ewe
& buried not an hour past three.
Kissing, as we did, round back of the pastry shop, the smells of bread always pleasing
to the body of a clay-oven, the male shaped gods boasting about the kitchen making drink
while I, a little more complicated & desiring of brine, go shoreside where the slime will come
some many years from now but today: sea pangolin going inland, a whole nother feeling to soil,
the septic taunting of wetlands & birdlands grown strong in the epoch of prophecy, the end
of the pesticide stag more probable as the island shrinks into itself a Man-made’s dream,
that his life will become treasure at the bottom of the lake: a pair of neverfound arrows heads
housed in amber, in the river two toys bound together by petrified rope.

Samuel Hindolo (b. 1990, Maryland) lives and works in New York, NY. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Saint Heron at the Getty Museum (2019), Chapter NY at Carlos Ishikawa (2019), Deli Gallery (2018), Wysing Arts Centre (2017), and Rosenwald Wolf Gallery (2017).

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