Dominic Chambers creates large-scale paintings that challenge existing depictions of Black bodies in mainstream American culture. He draws inspiration from literature, especially Magical Realism and the writing of W.E.B. Du Bois. Dominic’s work is in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, Crocker Art Museum, LACMA, and many other museums and private collections.
Dominic's Upcoming Workshops
Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.
Aug 12 - 16, 2024
9AM - 5PM
Developing Spatial Relationships in Painting: Form and Content
Painters consider the ways to magnify space and depth in their work through various prompts and new ways of thinking about the steps of building a painting. The class embarks on the creation of dioramas as a first step, then paints directly from models to be able to envision the three-dimensional into two dimensions while examining color, contrast, figure/ground, and many more formal elements that contribute to the creation of deep space. Content is also emphasized as a paramount concern as students examine their intentions and merge form and meaning.