Cleo Davis

My artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. In my work, I reconstruct the cultural view, modernizing while highlighting the traditions. Having engaged subjects as diverse as the civil rights movement, indigenous culture, and modernist object design, my work reproduces familiar visual signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered pieces. Although I use a variety of processes and materials in each project, my methodology is consistent. There may not always be material similarities between the different projects, but they are linked by visual balance, creating a unified whole and through the subject matter using typography/graphic design, industrial/product design architectural and fine art methods. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work.