Feb 22, 2021
Feb 22, 2021

Mama's Always Watching

Mama's Always Watching

2017

D'Angelo Lovell Williams

(American, b. 1992)

Inkjet 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

Did you know?

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

Description

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.

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

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