Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend

Gabriella Angeleti and Margaret Carrigan, The Art Newspaper, September 3, 2020

The group exhibition How Did You Get This? The Spaces We Inhabit at Welancora Gallery (until 13 September) explores black identity and interiority. The gallery’s location in a 19th-century brownstone in the Bed-Stuy neighbourhood of Brooklyn is an apt backdrop for the intimate photographs, ephemera and installations presented by the artists Zalika Azim, Elliott Jerome Brown, Jr., Colette Veasey-Cullors, Melvin Harper, Daonne Huff, Anders Jones and Deborah Willis. Among the highlights of the show, which has been curated by Damien Davis and Ivy Jones, are a series of photographs by Veasey-Cullors of rooms shot through peep holes, Brown’s up-close and yet softly subtle portraits and the remnants of a performance by Huff that has left ghostly lipstick kisses on a mirror next to a half-empty Windex bottle while the artist’s disembodied voice reads poetry on a recorded loop.

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