Mama's Always Watching

Mama's Always Watching

2017

D'Angelo Lovell Williams

(American, b. 1992)

Pigment print

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

Edition: Edition 3/6

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Did you know?

D’Angelo Lovell Williams knew he was gay at age four or five.

Description

D’Angelo Lovell Williams here 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. Some members of his family still believe that homosexuality is a sin.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph
Medium: 
Pigment print
Credit line: 
L. E. Holden Fund

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