Upcoming panel discussion “Gallery as Studio” at Blanc Gallery

Artists Stephen Flemister, Krista Franklin (MFA candidate, Book + Paper Arts), and Amanda Williams will turn Blanc Gallery (4445 South King Drive, Chicago) into a studio and discussion space this Saturday, October 29. Visitors to the gallery will get a glimpse into their distinct practices and processes, and see the transformation of the work as the artists build upon the foundations laid by Tempestt Hazel’s archive research and King Drive light installations.


“We hope to foster a lively discussion about what it means to make art collaboratively in real time,” says Franklin. “By presenting this experimental and performative collaboration, we’re proposing many questions on the contemporary artmaking process. How do multiple artistic voices get heard on one wall? When is a work of art finished? What does it mean to display an unfinished work in a gallery setting? What role does public commentary play in the final form of an ongoing work? As we make work that is inspired by a neighborhood/place, who will be our audience?”

The Gallery as Studio performance begins at 3:00 p.m., with a talk by the artists and open discussion following from 5:00–9:00 p.m.