Krista Franklin: Quest for The Marvelous
September 3, 2016–January 8, 2017
Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor South
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In this survey of recent work, internationally-recognized poet and visual artist Krista Franklin appropriates image and text as a political gesture that chisels away at the narratives historically inscribed on women and people of color and forges imaginative spaces for radical possibilities and visions. The Fantastic, the surreal, mythmaking, black portraiture and the collective conscious take shape through collage, handmade paper, poetry, letterpress, altered bookmaking and performance.
Exhibition Preview with the Artist
Friday, September 16, 5–9pm
Tuesday, October 25, 12:15pm