when you're a boy...

Artists Foundation Main Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, Kathleen Bitetti, Director/Curator

When you're a boy, you can wear a uniform
When you're a boy, other boys check you out.
David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging

The drawings for when you're a boy... are installed floor to ceiling at the limits of peripheral vision.  Seen this way, they become a catalogue of the pleasures, desires, and fears of a gay black man. 

Like a chapel for the unrestricted and shameless gaze I was not allowed when I was a boy.