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I Wish I Was Perfectly Happy and More Art @ Wa Na Wari

One more week to take a peek 🔎

A photo from the exhibit "I Wish I Was Perfectly Happy," of the artist Darryl DeAngelo Terrell in white underwear with surgeon marks and notes on three rotational views.
Through Jan
8
Too Late — You Missed It!

The body, our soul’s shell, is a complex topic. Even more so when viewed by others. In the art piece I Wish I Was Perfectly Happy, Darryl DeAngelo Terrell dissects their Black queer fat body with the marks of a surgeon. This piece and others like it are in their last week at Wa Na Wari in the Central District, with the group show ending on January 8th. Viewing this piece now helps discourage weight-related New Year’s Resolutions.

In the piece, each stroke of Terrell’s sharpie shows the body as an imperfect battlefield. With wounds, both real and imagined. The images of Sarrah Baartman, known as Hottentot Venus, inspired Terrell’s work. Baartman was put on display in European “freak shows.” And no matter how you slice things, this parallels how society still views the flesh bags we walk around in

It’s part of a larger installation that includes artists Kiki Elice Turner, Rik’isha Taylor, and Rontherin Ratliff. The show examines identity concerning the intersections of queerness, Black femininity, the family, and how Blackness is seen and shown. A little tip while you’re visiting: Arte Noir, another Black art gallery, is two blocks away! So double your support of Black art by visiting both. And be sure to hit Joyce’s Market and Cafe, a Black-owned spot where you can order the charcuterie board of your dreams. And my final word: Fill the Belly, Love the Body.

📸: Courtesy Wa Na Wari | Darryl DeAngelo Terrell

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet and Writer (so many Ps) living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she'd do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they're silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.

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