Diamond Stingily. Entryways. 2021

Diamond Stingily Entryways 2021

“I think violence is a part of every day for a lot of people,” Stingily has said. “To not live in violence is a privilege.” The artist made her Entryways using doors that exhibit signs of wear. Against each door leans a baseball bat, as if to guard against the threat of intruders. Stingily has explained that these works were inspired by her grandmother, Estelle, who always kept a bat by her front door and a dish of candy in her entryway. Evoking a domestic space of matriarchal protection, Entryways highlights forms of self-preservation in Black communities faced with systemic violence.

Gallery label from 2022
Medium
Door with bat, hardware
Dimensions
6' 6 1/2 × 32 × 26" (201.9 × 81.3 × 66 cm)
Credit
Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Object number
343.2022.a-b
Copyright
© Diamond Stingily
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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