Inside the Studio

Visit with Damien Davis

Damien Davis’ practice builds a personal lexicon of shapes and colors to question how cultures code, decode, and recode representations of race. Damien’s wall-based acrylic works are initially iterated as vector files and then output to laser-cutters, CNC mills, and other digital tools, making each element infinitely repeatable and assuring their continued presence. Go behind the scenes below as he prepares for Future Fair.

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“My practice has been focused on an in-depth and evolving investigation of the formal and political signification of lines and vectors, both in an American and trans-global context.”

— Damien Davis

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“I am interested in how lines can be used (both aesthetically and conceptually) to divide and connect ideas, while also having the potential to encircle and diagram even broader ones.”

— Damien Davis

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“Vectors exist digitally as a combination of various sets of data in computer software: points along an x and y axes, direction of a path, angle of a curve, et cetera.”

— Damien Davis

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