Domaine Gallery’s first show The Beginning features six Chicago based 2D artists. Their works will be on view until May 2019. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a viewing.
Levi Shand is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Chicago, IL. His work is inspired by the migration of rural populations into urban areas: as much by the disorientation inherent in the process of adaptation as by the small but persistent longings for the charms of the countryside: quietness, isolation, and the tenuous harmony between the individual and their environment. In his practice he embraces the rising tides of obsolescence by seeking out analog, mechanical or otherwise manual methods of making.
Derrick Hawkins is a native Chicagoan born and raised in the Humboldt Park and Hermosa neighborhoods in the city. Coming from a multicultural family, he is heavily influenced by the blending cultural traditions,with a modern view. Recently his work has been influenced by the rapid consumption of social media, advertising and its role on how it influences people’s behavior and how that behavior impacts the “average” person’s day to day life.
Dylan Yarbrough is an emerging contemporary photographer from Little Rock, Arkansas. He received his BFA at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is currently earning his MFA in Photography at Columbia College Chicago. Dylan works as works as Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, an Administrative Assistant to the Diane Dammeyer Fellowship, History of Photography Teaching Assistant. He has recently been featured online with publications such as Aint-Bad Magazine, Oxford American Magazine, and Arkansas Life Magazine.
Michael Smith is a photographer, designer, and producer who has been accepting assignment work for over two decades. He brings years of experience as a creative to every assignment, including his in-depth knowledge of many industries. His specialities include food, hospitality, small manufacturing and electronic photographs.
Shawn Rowe (b. 1985) is a Chicago based artist and curator exploring the complexities of gender and social constructs through portraiture. His long form approach allows him to embed with his subjects for months or years in order to understand them as complex beings. Shawn’s work has been exhibited and featured throughout the United States and internationally including the Photographic Center Northwest, Aint-Bad and Der Greif. Shawn is also the Assistant Editor of SKYLARK EDITIONS, a non-profit book publisher in Chicago, IL. Shawn received an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and holds a BA in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University.
Stephanie Roknich is an artist born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She graduated from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2015 where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Stephanie teaches art at the junior high level in the south suburbs of Chicago, furthering her passion of the arts to the city’s youth. Her current work explores recognizable images merged with an abstract expressionist approach. Working intuitively with color and brush strokes, she keeps the integrity of the subject in place to maintain a sense of familiarity while also transforming it into something new.