(American, b. 1992)
Image: 49.5 x 33 cm (19 1/2 x 13 in.); Paper: 54.4 x 37.5 cm (21 7/16 x 14 3/4 in.)
L. E. Holden Fund 2020.279
© D’Angelo Lovell Williams
Edition: Edition 3/6
D’Angelo Lovell Williams knew he was gay at age four or five.
Here, and throughout his work, D’Angelo Lovell Williams explores intersections of Blackness, queerness, and family. The artist sits beneath a photograph of his mother as a young woman. One hand points toward his groin. Lovell Williams remained closeted while growing up because he believed neither his family nor his community in Jackson, Mississippi, would accept a gay man. That identification animates his layered compositions in works like this one.
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