The Black On Black Project

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'daddy’s home'

Lamar Whidbee
January 10 - 26, 2019 | anchorlight

Exhibition statement: We've seen all the statistics. More than half (58%) of black children are living with an unmarried parent, 47% with just mom. We’re constantly discussing the lack of black fathers in the home and how that weighs on the family. But what about when daddy is at home? How does he raise a child when he’s living in the chaos and confusion of being a black man in America?

The artwork in “Daddy’s Home” explores the decisions artist Lamar Whidbee’s father made and how those choices affected the artist’s approach in raising his own son. In both cases, daddy was and is at home. #WhidbeeDaddysHome

Lamar Whidbee is the second recipient of the Black On Black Project's Jo Ann Williams Artist Fellowship. You can see his fellowship midterm exhibition “Declarations of Success” from earlier in the year on this page. #JAWFellowship

Exhibition events

Opening reception: Saturday, January. 12, 4 to 7 p.m.; more event info here and RSVP here

Closing reception/Community Conversation: Saturday, January. 26, 4 to 7 p.m.

Gallery hours: By appointment; email us to plan a visit

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