Book and Paper MFA Featured in Two-Person Show at Blanc Gallery

Third-Year MFA Krista Franklin kicks off Chicago Artists’ Month with an appearance and exhibition at Gallery Blanc in Chicago. Her work is included in the show Dreams in Jay-Z Minor, curated by Camille Morgan, opening Friday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m.

This new two-person exhibition includes works created by Chicago-based artists Amanda Williams and Krista Franklin, who were inspired by a series of recurring dreams they were both experiencing. The exhibition explores notions around dream states, hyper-reality, upward mobility, hopes and aspirations of African Diasporic peoples, black opulence, black excellence, and excess.

Using a variety of media, from paintings, handmade paper, print, altered books and collage, Dreams in Jay-Z Minor is a visual metaphorical play of installation, 2D, and 3D works. The exhibition runs through December 29 at Blanc Gallery at 4445 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, and will feature additional monthly programming, including a Curator/Artists Talk (October 20, 2:00–4:00 p.m.); Teen Workshop Night in November; and a Hip Hop Karaoke Night in December.

For more information on the exhibition and Blanc Gallery, click here