How does past trauma from generations ago play out in contemporary life? Artist Candice Davis creates works from clay, blood and cloth with her exhibit ‘I Was Born with a Silver Spoon in Your Mouth’ at Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis. The multimedia project examines ways that the trauma from forced labor and enslavement in history is passed down to future generations.
“I’ve been on a journey through my own family history for about six years now,” says Davis. “Initially I took a course in black psychology and was introduced to this idea of an Afrocentric worldview that really had to do with a collective personhood rather than… existing as an individual. You are kind of the result of your ancestors, or the community that you’re a part of.”
The exhibit “I Was Born With a Silver Spoon in Your Mouth” by Candice Davis runs through September 3 at SooVAC, 2909 Bryant Avenue South, Suite 101, soovac.org.
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