Damon Davis: Sad Panther | St. Louis Public Radio
  • Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    September 17, 2019 and October 26, 2019
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    September 17, 2019 and October 26, 2019
  • Tuesdays, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Fridays, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

Sad Panther is an animated music video by acclaimed post-disciplinary artist Damon Davis. It embodies a visual representation of blackness in deity form, following the story of a God that woke up one day to find there existed a power even greater than him. This video is the visual counterpart to the song “Sad Panther” from Darker Gods, the accompanying full-length album to Davis’ exhibition Darker Gods in the Garden of the Low-Hanging Heavens that premiered at The Luminary in June 2018, and made a debut at Art Basel Miami later that year. Darker Gods is an afro-surrealism multi-media project that introduces a universe where people of color are Gods. Challenging the devaluing nature of western representations of blackness in the media and popular culture, the collection of works is made through a black aesthetic for the black community to see themselves in all of their grace and complexity.

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