Damien Davis: Color Cargo

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Damien Davis: Color Cargo

May 3, 2019 - July 20, 2019

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Damien Davis (b. 1984) is a New York-based artist who explores historical representations of blackness by seeking to unpack the visual language of various cultures and to question how these societies code and decode representations of race. Using digital tools to shape layers of materials both natural and synthetic, Davis composes stories, told through a lexicon of graphic figures and shapes, that oscillate between the personal memories of the artist and chapters of human history. InĀ Color Cargo, Davis examines the role of wood in the historical and current commercial transport of people and goods. Exploiting the seductive and subjective beauty of color and the power of color as a metaphor, Davis creates a deceptively appealing space for confronting bias and dehumanization in contemporary society.

Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 10 am – 5 pm


May 3, 2019
July 20, 2019
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The Center for Art in Wood
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The Center for Art in Wood
141 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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