The New Social Environment#494

Soft Shadows: Dominic Chambers

Featuring Chambers and Zoë Hopkins


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Dominic Chambers joins Rail contributor Zoë Hopkins for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Tyhe Cooper.

In this talk

Visit Dominic Chambers: Soft Shadows, on view at Lehmann Maupin through February 26, 2022 →

Dominic Chambers

Photo of Dominic Chambers
The recipient of, among other awards, the Robert Reed Drawing Scholarship (Yale University 2018), Dominic Chambers creates vibrant paintings that engage art historical models, such as color-field painting, and contemporary concerns around race, identity, and the necessity for leisure and reflection. Interested in how art functions as a mode for understanding or renegotiating one’s relationship to the world, Chambers sees painting as an intellectual endeavor, as much as an aesthetic one. A writer himself, Chambers draws inspiration from W.E.B. Du Bois, particularly The Souls of Black Folk, and one of its central themes―the veil. References to this metaphorical lens through which Black bodies are observed appear throughout his work. Chambers currently lives and works in New Haven, CT.

Zoë Hopkins

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Zoë Hopkins is a writer and critic based in New York. She received her BA in Art History and African American Studies at Harvard University, and is currently working on her MA in Modern and Contemporary Art at Columbia University. Her writing has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Cultured and Hyperallergic.

Phong H. Bui

Photo of Phong Bui taken by Nicola Delorme
Photo by Nicola Delorme
Phong H. Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator, and Co-Founder and Publisher/Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, Rail Editions, River Rail and Rail Curatorial Projects.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Tyhe Cooper reading.

Tyhe Cooper

Photo of Tyhe Cooper
Photo by Kayhl Cooper
Tyhe Cooper is a writer working in experimental prose, poetry, and digitality. They are the Production Editor and a poetry events curator at the Brooklyn Rail.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.