Damon Davis: All Hands On Deck

The Saint Louis Art Museum

Sep. 17, 2024 - Mar. 20, 2022

One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park
St. Louis, 63110
PHONE 314 721-0072


Damon Davis’s All Hands On Deck is a powerful artwork that addresses social justice and the call for change. He conceived the original photographs of hands held up high during the months-long protests after Michael Brown Jr. was shot and killed in Ferguson in August 2014. Recalling the protestors’ chant “Hands up don’t shoot” that was echoed throughout the protests—they were photographed with their “hands up.” That signal of surrender, however, is transformed in Davis’s photographs into one of resistance, fortitude, and community. This free exhibition will be on view through March 22, 2022.

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