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Levester Williams

Double Up (Doubling) | 46″ x 70″ x 8″ | Unclean bed sheets from a Virginian adult penitentiary, tar, found mopstick, other media (freestanding) | 2021


Artist Statement 

Levester Williams is a visual artist whose practice shifts through sculptures, installations, performances, moving images and sound to examine the politics and poetics of identity, space/place, and the body. Williams grapples in his work how phenomenological encounters with sites mediate one’s experience of and movement through the world. Anchored in scholarly research and site engagements, his artistic praxis seeks to renegotiate questions of history, identity, and memory as sites of criticality. Through the fracturing and manufacturing of energy, matter, moments, monuments, and memories, he hopes to arrive at the brink of the soulfulness of all things.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
N’Namdi Center For Contemporary Art

Artist Website + Social Media: 
Instagram @theoriginalrockhopper

MR/QD Is Made Possible BY

Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

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About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2023. All Rights Reserved.