Wars Blazing Disciples - Damon Locks
Damon Locks is a Chicago based visual artist, educator, vocalist/musician, and deejay. He attended The Art Institute in Chicago where he received his BFA in Fine Arts. Recently, he has been lending his artistic and/or teaching talents to organizations such as Prisons & Neighborhood Arts Project, Art Reach, the Center for Urban Pedagogy, and UIC. The voices, the places, the stories and the human exchange helps connect his work to the experiences of others, thus making the work stronger. He is a recent recipient of the Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Achievement Award in the Arts and the 2016 MAKER Grant. He also just completed a music residency at The New Quorum in New Orleans. With the aesthetics of a printmaker, he calls upon the medium that suits the situation best whether it be screen / relief / digital print, photography, ink, pencil, voice, drum machine, sampler, or turntables. Regardless of the medium the goal is to reach out and connect.
This print was originally done in 2003, when Locks started exploring the intersection of printmaking and digital media. We are proud to offer this print up as a nod to the artists' past, our current present and a look to the future.