Fulfilled Fantasies: Contemporary Chicago Drag Works
Opens February 28, reception from 5-7 p.m.
Closes April 1
To practice drag well is to be a master (or mistress) of the reference. The shape of a nail. The color of an eyelid. The crackle of wit on the mic. Every element is a layered conception of gender and appearance – from eyelashes to eyeshadow, lip shape to lip sync, and wig sculpting to body shaping.
Fulfilled Fantasies surveys the practice of drag in 2018 Chicago, documenting nascent drag performers to RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni.
Fulfilled Fantasies features over 40 works with by over a dozen Chicago artists for whom drag and gender illusion is their subject matter.
Featured artists include: Maurene Cooper, Todd Diederich, Dorian Electra, Natalie Escobedo, Chamilla Foxx, Niki Grangruth/James Kinser, Andie Mckenzie Meadows, Yolo, Adam Ouahmane, Phazma Plazma, Authentic Skidmark, Gidget Von Addams, Alex Wallbaum.
Details: Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago. 623 S. Wabash Ave.