“Dreaming of Jay-Z” Curator-Artist Coffee Chat

A Curator/Artist Coffee Chat on the subject of the work in the exhibiton Dreams in Jay-Z Minor will be held at Blanc Gallery on Saturday, October 18, from 2:00–4:00 p.m. The exhibition and discussion feature artwork by third-year InterArts Book and Paper MFA Krista Franklin, who will be at Blanc Gallery with curator Camille Morgan to talk about her work and its inception.

Krista Franklin, (Roc)oco, 2012

The exhibition contains works that are in response to a series of recurring dreams that both Franklin and her co-exhibiting artist Amanda Williams were experiencing, in which the American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and occasional actor Jay-Z makes a prominent appearance. 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 mediums, 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 until December 29. Blanc Gallery is located at 4445 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL