July 7 – 18, 2015
Diary Of A Wretched Man is a visual representation of Lamar Whidbee’s personal diary.
“Born and raised in Hertford North Carolina, Perquimans County, to be exact, very early into my life I began to formulate questions about race and religion. I often wondered why the titles of black church and white church existed. I even wondered why there were so many churches extending from those “Black and White” churches in a city who has population that barely exceeds 2,100.
The answers to those childhood questions began to become clear when I sought out the source of it all.
This heartfelt show will depict the honest truths that I feel and have experienced as an African American who professes Christianity. I believe that there are many stereotypes and assumptions that are attached to my race and religion. In this exhibition I will address many of these stereotypes and speak to issues that arise and are ignored by those in the religious/African American communities.”
July 07, 2015