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.
Three exhibitions to see in New York this weekend
Gabriella Angeleti and Margaret Carrigan, The Art Newspaper, September 3, 2020