(American, b. 1992)
Image: 50.8 x 76.4 cm (20 x 30 1/16 in.); Paper: 55.6 x 81.3 cm (21 7/8 x 32 in.)
L. E. Holden Fund 2020.282
© D’Angelo Lovell Williams
Edition: Edition of 8 +2 APs
D’Angelo Lovell Williams says that his pictures “are the questions, not the answers to them.”
D’Angelo Lovell William’s grandmother was resuscitated after 10 minutes in cardiac arrest but was left blind and could neither talk nor walk as a result. Over the next 12 years she regained those abilities, an experience that led her to a spiritual rebirth. The gesture of her hand over the artist’s face in the image suggests her absorbing something that has been seen or lived by her grandson. Touch—Black flesh meeting Black flesh—is a central theme in Lovell Williams’s work.
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