Dominic Chambers: I Came Alive, I Could Fly

Virtual Artist Talk

Thursday, May 13 / 6pm

Dominic Chambers: I Came Alive, I Could Fly

Dominic Chambers’ painting, A moment in yellow, 2019, is currently on view in the special exhibition Art Finds a Way. Mr. Chambers shared these thoughts in anticipation of his upcoming virtual talk. “The ability to make sense out of the precariousness and complexities of one's own experiences is deeply important to me. However, it isn't often that we grant ourselves time to really examine where it is that we're going and what has happened to us along the way. This remains painfully true for the majority of the black population. Black people are almost entirely associated as a hyperactive people- either as forces of labor, or spectacles for entertainment, or as fighters for liberation. As a consequence, our collective perceptions around the black character and black narratives have been left in a blurry and perpetually illegible state. It is in moments of introspection and deep stillness that the opportunity to renegotiate one's own experiences presents itself. This talk will consist of stories from my personal narrative and examine the ways in which art, art history, literature and the power of magical realism have been utilized to restructure the black character’s position in our collective imagination.”


Registration Opening April 19

Dominic Chambers (American, born 1993) A moment in yellow, 2019 Oil and spray paint on canvas 72 x 64 7/8 in. (182.9 x 164.8 cm) Collection Beth Rudin DeWoody

About Dominic Chambers

Dominic Chambers is an African American artist from St. Louis, MO. Chambers received his BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and received his MFA from the Yale University School of Art. Chambers has exhibited his work in both solo and group exhibitions regionally and internationally. He has also participated in a series of residencies including- The Yale Norfolk summer residency and the New York Studio Residency Program in Brooklyn, NY.


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