19.09.20 – 07.03.21
Swansea based Dafydd Williams will be displaying his work alongside works from the Gallery’s collection.
malum (from the Latin word for both “apple” and “evil”) pays particular focus on the work of artists Michelangelo and Caravaggio. The work attempts to highlight the nonsensical argument that homosexuality is a ‘modern phenomenon’ and to reconsider its absence from the canon of Western Art history.
The response takes form as naturally lit, chiaroscuro-style images of Williams and his partner. Gestures and lighting are a subtle nod to the great masters’ celebration of the male body in a contemporary male-male domestic relationship.
In doing so, Williams contributes to a revisionist strategy addressing the exclusion of homosexuality from the canon of Western classical art.