NAAM and METHOD Gallery are pleased to welcome New York City artist Damien Davis and artist C. Davida Ingram in compelling discussion around sharing common ground as artists. With overlapping interests on the ways in which blackness in all its multifaceted ways shows up in contemporary art, Damien Davis and C. Davida Ingram will discuss the commonalities that emerge in their art practices: storytelling, identity and the collaborative process. Their discussion will further touch on art’s role in culture, empowerment and social justice. This talk will be moderated by METHOD Gallery co-founder, Mary Coss.
Damien Davis (b. 1984) is a Brooklyn-based artist. His practice explores historical representations of blackness by seeking to unpack the visual language of various cultures and question how these societies code/decode representations of race through design and digital modes of production.
C. Davida Ingram is an award-winning artist who is passionate about beauty and social justice. Her primary muses are race, gender and social relationships. Ingram’s impulse is to imagine tactics to get free–not further prescribing Otherness. With this in mind, she uses unorthodox mediums to reshape what is possible in her own identification with being a black queer woman.