Avery Williamson is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores historical and contemporary notions of the archive, Black pleasure and spatiotemporal collapse. Her body of work includes weaving, photography, jewelry, painting and drawing. Through these media she explores the narratives of Black women in personal and institutional archives. Within the archive, women are defined by names, occupations or skin color. Avery returns to particular images and remake them in glitter, collage, cloth or color in order to free these figures from the historical narratives into which they’ve been embedded. Visible Black pleasure is important to her practice. Pleasure is safety, experimentation, and choice. Pleasure makes possible the imagination of alternative futures where Black life is expansive and unrestricted.