NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT: MBnb
New work by D’Angelo Lovell Williams
Janice Guy and Higher Pictures present Papa Don’t Preach, an exhibition of photographs by D’Angelo Lovell Williams:
January 7th, 2020, I was diagnosed with HIV. Only a handful of chosen family knew up until now. I’m on Biktarvy, taken once a day to suppress the virus. Soon I’ll be undetectable. Discovery is one of the driving forces behind the work. Drawing from moments of love, intimacy and kinship, I use my body in the home and the landscape to reconcile with our history. In the images, I aim to puncture the realm of self-awareness, creating a space where the spirits of black bodies can live freely in their encounters with one another. My father and my mama’s mama, both reborn and never to sin again, provoke a renewed existence. The earth engulfs me as I pull the love of my life into the unknown. Confident, tender hands cradle the flesh of loved ones, immediate family, and the self, embodying gestures of both defiance and care. The demanding scenes mimic portals, delivering us to the parts of our own history that still linger in the every day.
– D’Angelo Lovell Williams
The exhibition can be viewed any day of the week — also at short notice. Visits will be limited to a maximum of 2 people at one time, face masks are required and a distance of at least 6 ft/2m will be maintained.
call/text +1 917 293 3507
520 West 143rd Street
New York, New York 10031
MBnb is an ongoing artwork by Joe Scanlan in honor of Marcel Broodthaers. It was conceived, in part, to explore what it might mean “to sell something and succeed in life” in what is euphemistically referred to as the sharing economy, fifty years after Broodthaers uttered those doomed, aspirational words.