Book & Paper Student Krista Franklin Exhibition at Northwestern University

Krista Franklin’s work is part of a two person exhibition at Dittmar Galllery at Northwestern University. Krista is a first year student in the Interdisciplinary MFA in Book and Paper.

Tech Noire: The Art of Stephen Flemister & Krista Franklin explores ideas of the black body and identity through digital and futuristic landscapes. Examining the modern self-made identity, Stephen Flemister’s artwork encompasses surveillance culture, the “dark side” of the digital, and the collision of the public and the private spheres. Krista Franklin’s mixed-media work repositions blackness through an Afrofuturistic lens, and plays on science fiction and speculative literature and cinema as well as the iconography of film noir.

A Girl Has to Keep Up Appearances (Sulfur-8 Head)

“A Girl Has to Keep Up Appearances (Sulfur-8 Head)”

Collage on antique photograph, 2009, Krista Franklin

“Tech Noire: The Art of Stephen Flemister & Krista Franklin”

Dittmar Gallery, Northwestern University

February 10-March 16, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, February 11, 2011, 6pm-8pm