Wed, Dec 15|
*IN-PERSON* Black Magic Book Launch Event & Tintype Photography Demo
Capacity is limited - Join artist Adam Davis for a launch event & Black portraiture workshop to create timeless tintypes that can help Black folx build an archive of themselves or their families to start the new year
Time & Location
Dec 15, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Daughter, 1090 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213, USA
About the Event
Join us for a workshop and book launch with Adam Davis at Daughter NYC. Wine will be served by donation. Capacity is limited, and proof of vax is required.
Adam's show Black Magic is on display at Black owned film lab PhotodomNYC from December 10th through the 12th.
More about the artist and his work:
Adam Davis is a photographer & art instructor based in Los Angeles living on the property of the historic Black owned and operated community arts organization St. Elmo Village. He currently runs the photography program at Venice Arts and assist production efforts at the Black woman owned bookstore and concept shop Reparations Club as well.
Over the past year, Adam has taught myself the art of making tintypes, the 1850s style of image creation using tin, alchemy, and a bit of a steady hand. As most of his practice is centered around documenting the lives of Black Americans, he enlisted the help of friends from around the city and county to make a collection of over 100 tintype portraits made on the grounds of St. Elmo Village. Upon reflection after completing the works, themes of Afrofuturism, celebrating the Art of Magic, and Queerness rose to be standout points of conversation during the process of photographing. A show titled Black Magic has been put together along with programmed events throughout the show's tenure including a panel discussion on Queerness within the Black community led by Cuties LA, an Afrofuturist Film Screening night held by Black Science Fiction, a magic show curated by Magic Castle with an exclusive beverage partnership with Black owned brewery People's Republic of South Central, an ambient sound performance by James Stanciell (Clarion), an artist talk and live tintype demonstration moderated by Jason E.C. Wright of Burnt Sienna Research Society, and book display curated by Jazzi McGilbert, owner of Reparations Club.
The show opened at the Byrd Museum in Los Angeles on November 1st and traveled to Miami Art Basel and NADA Fair in Florida to launch the book published by Paper Chase Press.