CHROMATIC CONSORTIUM 


OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY APRIL 5, 6-9 PM

APRIL 5 – APRIL 26, 2014


CHROMATIC CONSORTIUM gathers a wide selection of contemporary artists, ranging from students to emerging and international artists. This exhibition focuses on the attributes of color pigment, color as a material, as well as it’s conceptual and emotional presence. 
Monochromatic, saturated, subtractive, cool, crafted, layered, fluid, primary, glossy, matte, impasto, tinted, prismatic, added.


Easton Miller 
Radames Juni 
Josh Ippel 
Marice Oakes 
Lisa Alvarado 
Candace Briceno 
Alex Tam 
James Jankowiak 
Gisela Insuaste
Selina Trepp 
Iryne Roh 
Juliette Hayt 
Leo Kaplan 
Ryan Richey 
Thad Kellstadt 
Alexander Cohen 
Andy Hall 
Irene Perez 
Mara Baker 
Maya Hayuk  
Charlie Roderick
Leslie Baum





THE FRANKLIN
3522 W. FRANKLIN BLVD, CHICAGO (WEST SIDE / EAST GARFIELD PARK) 

PH. (312) 823-3632 

HOURS: F 12-5PM, SAT 12-4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT
http://thefranklinoutdoor.tumblr.com/

CHROMATIC CONSORTIUM


OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY APRIL 5, 6-9 PM

APRIL 5 – APRIL 26, 2014


CHROMATIC CONSORTIUM gathers a wide selection of contemporary artists, ranging from students to emerging and international artists. This exhibition focuses on the attributes of color pigment, color as a material, as well as it’s conceptual and emotional presence.
Monochromatic, saturated, subtractive, cool, crafted, layered, fluid, primary, glossy, matte, impasto, tinted, prismatic, added.


Easton Miller
Radames Juni
Josh Ippel
Marice Oakes
Lisa Alvarado
Candace Briceno
Alex Tam
James Jankowiak
Gisela Insuaste
Selina Trepp
Iryne Roh
Juliette Hayt
Leo Kaplan
Ryan Richey
Thad Kellstadt
Alexander Cohen
Andy Hall
Irene Perez
Mara Baker
Maya Hayuk
Charlie Roderick
Leslie Baum

THE FRANKLIN
3522 W. FRANKLIN BLVD, CHICAGO (WEST SIDE / EAST GARFIELD PARK) 

PH. (312) 823-3632 

HOURS: F 12-5PM, SAT 12-4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT
http://thefranklinoutdoor.tumblr.com/

BARE BONES

Opening: Saturday March 1st, 6-9pm
From March 1st to March 29, 2014


BARE BONES synchronizes twenty local artists to expose conceptually driven work. Thematically disjointed, aesthetically variant, experiential, direct, compelling, lightweight, accessible, unpredictable, silent, brutal, frank.  

Chris Bradley
Sarah & Joseph Belknap
Max Henry Boudman
Veronica Bruce 
Holly Cahill 
C. C. Ann Chen
Laura Davis
Jovencio de la Paz
Alexandria Eregbu
Karolina Gnatowski 
Jacob C. Hammes
Michelle Ann Harris
Cameron Harvey
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford
Victoria Martinez
Bobbi Meier
Andrew Nordyke
Dan Paz
Michael Alan Kloss


THE FRANKLIN
3522 W. FRANKLIN BLVD, CHICAGO (WEST SIDE / EAST GARFIELD PARK) 

PH. (312) 823-3632 

HOURS: F 12-5PM, SAT 12-4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT
http://thefranklinoutdoor.tumblr.com/

BARE BONES

Opening: Saturday March 1st, 6-9pm
From March 1st to March 29, 2014


BARE BONES synchronizes twenty local artists to expose conceptually driven work. Thematically disjointed, aesthetically variant, experiential, direct, compelling, lightweight, accessible, unpredictable, silent, brutal, frank.

Chris Bradley
Sarah & Joseph Belknap
Max Henry Boudman
Veronica Bruce
Holly Cahill
C. C. Ann Chen
Laura Davis
Jovencio de la Paz
Alexandria Eregbu
Karolina Gnatowski
Jacob C. Hammes
Michelle Ann Harris
Cameron Harvey
Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford
Victoria Martinez
Bobbi Meier
Andrew Nordyke
Dan Paz
Michael Alan Kloss


THE FRANKLIN
3522 W. FRANKLIN BLVD, CHICAGO (WEST SIDE / EAST GARFIELD PARK) 

PH. (312) 823-3632 

HOURS: F 12-5PM, SAT 12-4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT
http://thefranklinoutdoor.tumblr.com/

Honor your poets
Sarah Weber

Opening: Saturday February 8, 2014
From February 8 to February 22, 2014






I really love Keith Richards, but I look more like Neil Young.  Which is a stretch, I know, but we both appear angry when we’re thinking and have the same light brown, lanky hair.  Both men are my poets.  My fascination with their work and personas borders on obsessive and puts me, a young woman, in a defensive position when discussing my idol worship of two aging, male rockstars.  When I look at photographs or watch videos of these artists, they seem at once familiar and impenetrable.  I don’t know Neil Young or Keith Richards.  What I know is what I have made: figures composed of myth and memories that have come from years of intimately experiencing their work.  For me, Richards is Sway, the song I played every night the year I lived at 4 Sheffield Drive.  Neil Young is my dad’s fringe jacket.  Their work accompanies mine as I listen to their music and interviews in the studio.  Through this artistic companionship, I have gained creative guides and reliable friends.
In her memoir Just Kids, Patti Smith recalls making a pilgrimage to Jim Morrison’s grave.  While standing in the Paris cemetery, a woman yelled at her.  “American!  Why do you not honor your poets?”  With this exhibition, I honor my poets but also assert my own presence.  I began several of these pieces by appropriating photographs of Richards and Young.  With aggressive actions, such as burning holes through fabric or ripping a Xerox transfer print, I am eager to make each found image or material my own.  The physical presence of my hand fragments the male figures, and in some cases, obliterates them.  Just as I manipulate the identities of both men, I distort their images to serve my needs.
Hero worship of rockstars, athletes, or actors should not be dismissed.  The ability to intimately know and appreciate a stranger’s work is one of the greatest gifts of youth and art.  I am young, and I have idols.  My fixation with Richards and Young allows me to see enduring passion and lack of compromise.  I claim creative lineage with my poets: two men who continue to make noise over the silence and look cool doing it.



Sarah Weber (b. 1988) is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in Chicago.  She received her M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2011 and her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009.  Her work has recently been exhibited at Rena Sternberg Gallery (Glencoe), Heaven Gallery (Chicago), Lloyd Dobler Gallery (Chicago), and Galerie Nord (Berlin).  In 2013, Sarah was awarded the Ox-Bow Scholarship, funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation.  This solo exhibition will be Sarah’s second time showing at The Franklin.
www.sarahannweber.com


T H E   F R A N K L I N 
3522 W. FRANKLIN BLVD, CHICAGO (WEST SIDE / EAST GARFIELD PARK) 

PH. (312) 823-3632 

HOURS: F 4-6PM, SAT 12-4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT
http://thefranklinoutdoor.tumblr.com/

Honor your poets

Sarah Weber


Opening: Saturday February 8, 2014

From February 8 to February 22, 2014

I really love Keith Richards, but I look more like Neil Young.  Which is a stretch, I know, but we both appear angry when we’re thinking and have the same light brown, lanky hair.  Both men are my poets.  My fascination with their work and personas borders on obsessive and puts me, a young woman, in a defensive position when discussing my idol worship of two aging, male rockstars.  When I look at photographs or watch videos of these artists, they seem at once familiar and impenetrable.  I don’t know Neil Young or Keith Richards.  What I know is what I have made: figures composed of myth and memories that have come from years of intimately experiencing their work.  For me, Richards is Sway, the song I played every night the year I lived at 4 Sheffield Drive.  Neil Young is my dad’s fringe jacket.  Their work accompanies mine as I listen to their music and interviews in the studio.  Through this artistic companionship, I have gained creative guides and reliable friends.

In her memoir Just Kids, Patti Smith recalls making a pilgrimage to Jim Morrison’s grave.  While standing in the Paris cemetery, a woman yelled at her.  “American!  Why do you not honor your poets?”  With this exhibition, I honor my poets but also assert my own presence.  I began several of these pieces by appropriating photographs of Richards and Young.  With aggressive actions, such as burning holes through fabric or ripping a Xerox transfer print, I am eager to make each found image or material my own.  The physical presence of my hand fragments the male figures, and in some cases, obliterates them.  Just as I manipulate the identities of both men, I distort their images to serve my needs.

Hero worship of rockstars, athletes, or actors should not be dismissed.  The ability to intimately know and appreciate a stranger’s work is one of the greatest gifts of youth and art.  I am young, and I have idols.  My fixation with Richards and Young allows me to see enduring passion and lack of compromise.  I claim creative lineage with my poets: two men who continue to make noise over the silence and look cool doing it.

Sarah Weber (b. 1988) is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in Chicago.  She received her M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2011 and her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009.  Her work has recently been exhibited at Rena Sternberg Gallery (Glencoe), Heaven Gallery (Chicago), Lloyd Dobler Gallery (Chicago), and Galerie Nord (Berlin).  In 2013, Sarah was awarded the Ox-Bow Scholarship, funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation.  This solo exhibition will be Sarah’s second time showing at The Franklin.

www.sarahannweber.com



T H E   F R A N K L I N 

3522 W. FRANKLIN BLVD, CHICAGO (WEST SIDE / EAST GARFIELD PARK) 


PH. (312) 823-3632 


HOURS: F 4-6PM, SAT 12-4PM OR BY APPOINTMENT

http://thefranklinoutdoor.tumblr.com/