All events are free and open to everyone and take place at DePaul Art Museum unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, December 10, 2:30 PM
In the first solo museum exhibition of her work, Solo(s): Krista Franklin draws on the artist’s vast range of materials and references, situated at the intersection of poetics, popular culture, and the dynamic histories of the African Diaspora. Often referring to the performance of a single musician, the exhibition’s title, Solo(s) is instead guided by the artist’s commitment to collaboration with fellow artists, writers, and musicians. Franklin appropriates text and images from vintage magazine articles and other printed matter that she collects. The very act of collaging—cutting, pasting, and juxtaposing—puts Franklin’s works in direct conversation with the materials of other photographers and writers, transporting her to the time of their original publication. Join Krista Franklin for a conversation in the galleries to learn more about her artistic practice and inspirations followed by a performance with composer Ben LaMar Gay.
2:30 PM: Gallery Talk with Krista Franklin
3:30 PM: Performance with Krista Franklin and Ben LaMar Gay