Studio Nathan Coley

You Better Not 2019

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Handprinted Zuber wallpaper, aluminium lightbox with LED lights
184×144.5×8 cm


Parafin Gallery, London

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Originally commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival, 2019

Photo Credit

Peter Mallett

At the beginning of The Color Purple (1982) Alice Walker writes: ‘You better not never tell nobody but God. It’d kill your mammy.’

This sentence, which apparently appears as advice, is in fact, a warning and a threat to Celie, the main protagonist. It contains the substance of…