Leilah Babiryre features in 'Intimate Companions' Organised by Joe Sheftel
'Intimate Companions' is a group exhibition curated by Joe Sheftel and hosted by Provincetown Arts Society and Ken Fulk in Provincetown, Massachusetts. The exhibition is held at the meticulously restored, sprawling 18th-century, eight-bedroom home of Mary Heaton Vorse, a celebrated labor reporter and the grande dame of the avant-garde. The show features 50 figurative works by 36 artists with a Provincetown connection, each exploring queer culture and the distinct sense of place embodied by the town itself. Artists include Paul Cadmus, Jen Bradley, Jenna Gribbon and Ryan McGinley. Leilah Babirye's ceramic sculpture, 'Abambowa (Royal Guard Who Protects the King)', 2020 is amongst the works on show.
This exhibition is part of a project that sees the Vorse house put at the service of four local organizations — the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, the Provincetown Film Society, the Provincetown Theater, and Twenty Summers for a programme that includes an annual concert and event series, public lectures, fund-raisers and live-in artist residencies during the summer months.