Illustration, Sculpture, Photography, Performance, Video
Solo Show at Leslie Lohman Museum
On View February 28-March 24, 2019

Endosymbiosis is a selection of illustration, sculpture, and photography that navigates the erotic subconscious produced as a result of being split between the digital, natural, and mechanical worlds. This work explores how the traditional distinction between human, animal, plant, fungus, and machine is a fiction that denies the material and psychic affinities among all four of these categories in our lives. Through transgenic botanics, mechanophilia, radioactive clinical imagery, and embedded extremities; all works display adapted chimeric forms of internal gestation. Davis’ practice suggests that there needs to be a space between queer allegory and concepts within scientific theory to help us better survive our hybrid existence. The works are precipitations from his most recent publication Thr0mb0.

The installation will also have a communal queer reference library featuring publications that have impacted Davis’ queer friends’ lives and art practices.

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