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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Slant

“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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Slant

“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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Slant

“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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