The Allotment is a mixed-media sculptural installation by JJ Lind composed of dirt, sod, reclaimed wood, clay, and other detritus recovered from his allotted native family homestead in Oklahoma and transported by Lind in a 15-foot cube truck to the Invisible Dog’s Glass House in Brooklyn. Featuring traditional Southeastern-style Native pottery by his sister Carrie Lind and materials pillaged from the hoarded homes of three generations of his deceased ancestors, The Allotment is a portrait, an interrogation, and elegy for his people, ancestors, and the lingering trauma of Oklahoma’s brutal past. The Allotment is a missive from the heart of “forgotten” America.
This exhibition is part of Intermediaries, a 2016 program co-commissioned and presented by the Invisible Dog and Immediate Medium and funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.
JJ Lind is a Brooklyn-based artist and arts manager of Cherokee and Shawnee ancestry. He is the Artistic Director of Immediate Medium, a nonprofit performance and producing collective he co-founded in 2002. JJ has created more than 20 works spanning theater, video, photography, and performance. His work has been presented throughout New York City at venues including the New Museum, Collapsable Hole, Invisible Dog, CATCH, PS122, Chashama, the Tank, Gershwin Hotel, and James A. Farley Post Office, among others. JJ has served on the faculty of Bard College and has been a guest lecturer at Brooklyn College and SITI Company. A native of Vinita, Oklahoma, he studied Theater Studies and English at Yale University.
November 19—December 17
The Glass House
51 Bergen St
Saturday, November 19