Signed, on reverse, lower right, in black ink: Darryl Terrell / 2023
The central figure, Dion, is the alter ego of the artist. In embodying this character, Terrell can revel in aspects of themselves that are commonly disparaged in general society, like their femininity, size, and skin color. Here, Terrell, in the guise of Dion, sits upon a domestic throne attended and protected by handsome, traditionally masculine Black men. The photograph celebrates the queer, gender-nonconforming pleasures of selfadornment, wearing a voluminous skirt while topless, and enjoying Black queer sexual attraction.
From the 2024 exhibition And I'm Feeling Good: Relaxation and Resistance, curated by Alisa Swindell, Associate Curator of Photography
The artist, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell, Detroit, Michigan; sold to present collection, 2023.
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