Jo Ann Williams Fellow Lamar Whidbee
Opening reception: January 12, 4:00-7:00pm
Closing reception + Artist talk: January 26, 4:00-7:00pm
Presented by The Black on Black Project
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.
Lamar Whidbee is the second recipient of the Jo Ann Williams Fellowship, housed at Anchorlight.