ARTIST STATEMENT:

I'm make work that encourages conversation while challenging the white gaze, that makes niggas feel apart of, and included. Work that induces emotions and reactions. I wanna make you think about your views when you see my work.

My art practice is driven by the things I consider to be my addictions i.e social media, music, pop culture, stories and black people. I use these platforms for entry points in my work, to explore what it is to be black on this planet, but when I say black I'm thinking about blackness outside of a strict cis heteronormative, male-dominated lens.
 
Through photography, video, performance, print media, sound, social engagement, and storytelling my work conveys my concepts to the viewer. Looking at artist like Solange, Vaginal Davis, Marlon Riggs, Carrie Mae Weems, Lyle Aston Harris, Ebony G Patterson, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Gleen Ligon Issa Rae, and the ALL the Black Femmes in my life.


BIO:

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (b. 1991) is a BLK queer lens-based artist, digital curator, and teaching artist currently based in Detroit, MI and Chicago, IL. A recent MFA graduate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he studied Photography. Darryl's work is centered around the philosophy of F.U.B.U. (The shit is for US) He thinks about how his work can aid to a larger conversation about blackness, and it many intersectionalities.  His work explores the displacement of black and brown people, femme identity, and strength, the black family structure, sexuality, gender, safe spaces, and personal stories, all while keeping in mind the accessibility of art.

Darryl is currently a  2017/18 Hatch Project Artist resident at Chicago Artist Coalition, 2017 artist resident at ACRE, a semifinalist for the 2017 Edes Fellowship. Darryl has also shown at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Il, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art  in Scottsdale, AZ and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.

 

Black Boy Colored (Reading) - 2015

Black Boy Colored (Reading) - 2015


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