Sunday, May 12, 2019


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Devan Shimoyama's "Daphne's Prayer” (2016)
On Saturday, we celebrated Ernest’s first weeks of walking, since February’s foot injury, with a pedicure and baby blue toenails. He loves it, but this statement of faith, race, and queerness is better expressed in the glittery paintings of Philadelphia-born artist Devan Shimoyama. In his mythological self-portraits like “Daphne's Prayer,” with her eight eyes, the artist both startles and reveres. A solo show of Devan Shimoyama’s allegorical collages recently closed at the Andy Warhol Museum. Buying the catalog makes Devan Shimoyama our artist of the week.
Ernest Disney-Britton's pedicured toenails in baby blue
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"Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby," a catalog published with the exhibition "Devan Shimoyama: Cry, Baby." Hardcover, 100 pages, 60+ illustrations; Published by The Andy Warhol Museum, 2018
Devan Shimoyama: Midnight Rumination, 2019
You Will Have to Sing" (2015) by Devan Shimoyama, 64" x 54". Oil, glitter, and colored pencil on canvas with Ernest Disney-Britton at iMOCA
Devan Shimoyama's "Cry, Baby" (2016). Courtesy of Howard C. Eglit and the artist, now at Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh