I Was Born With a Silver Spoon in Your Mouth | Candice Davis
Soo VAC present an exhibition of new work by Candice Davis visualizing the intersections of labor, enslavement, and inheritance of trauma
Davis focuses mental illness within the context of a communal personhood comprised of one’s ancestors. What does it mean to have formed an identity as a legacy to violence, dehumanization, and forced labor under capitalism? History is a context that informs our current circumstances.
“My conceptual practice holds a mirror to White violence and complacency. I primarily focus on digital media, installation, and performance as a means of witnessing for the trans-generational experiences of marginalized people. As a Black woman in the United States, I recognize my existence as the result of centuries of displacement, trauma, exploitation, and propagation for the benefit of Western capitalism. My work explores an identity formed by generational survival of and resistance to imperialism.” –Candice Davis
Editor's Note: There will be a virtual artist talk for this exhibition sometime in August. Check back for more details as we learn more.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Candice Davis is a conceptual artist from San Antonio, Texas, working in Minneapolis. Davis graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2018 with a BFA in Web & Multimedia Environments. She is the recipient of a 2019 Art(ists) On the Verge Fellowship and a McKnight MRAC Next Step Grant. She is currently a Northern Lights Artist on the Verge 11 fellow and a resident of the Weisman Art Museum’s Target Studio for Creative Collaboration. Davis most recently had a solo exhibition at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, along with numerous exhibition throughout the US since 2015.
Gallery hours through September 5th
This exhibition shows simultaneously with Intervals by Megan Vossler
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