Darryl DeAngelo Terrell

Wa Na Wari

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EXHIBITION: October 8, 2022- January 8th 2023

“From Memory” consists of Video, Watercolor Paintings, and Texted based work on paper, where I re-tell stories of my childhood, growing up in Detroit, and my relationship with my father. On the night of October 12, 2002, my father turned himself in for the murder of his then-girlfriend of 4 years. On October 12, 2002, I learned that my super Hero wasn’t.

With “From Memory” I re-enact my last car ride with my father in the 21 min, a two-channel video titled (8059 Farnsworth (You Got Me), where Channel 1 is from the perception of my father as the driver, and Channel 2 being the perception of a young 11-year-old self in the back seat. Think of the car and how it was a space to bonding for us, one of the sources for my current taste in music, as we would consistently listen to artist Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, The Roots, Chub Rock, and Marvin Gaye.

“I Wish I Was Perfectly Happy” consists of visually dissecting my black queer fat body using Plastic surgery motifs. Influenced by Archival images of Sarrah Baartman, I positioned my body in a similar vein while using a marker to dissect and label my body by how it is viewed by society (i.e Black Community, Queer Community, Society, etc).

Wa Na Wari

911 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

Friday 5pm-8pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm

206.485.7563

ABOUT THE VENUE

Wa Na Wari was founded by artists Inye Wokoma (Frank and Goldyne’s grandson), Elisheba Johnson, Jill Freidberg and Rachel Kessler.

We work as an Executive Leadership Cohort in which leadership is shared. We view our role as that of the convener. The majority of our programming is initiated by the community; the cohort provides the space, infrastructure, and resources.