Living By Design is an exhibition focusing on the continued rise and growing popularity of Chicago-based artist-run “apartment exhibitions.” For this exhibition Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan are creating a structure within the confines of a traditional gallery space. The Franklin, the name given to the structure, is being built in the form of a modern shed which, once the exhibition is complete, will reside in the backyard of Soto and Sullivan’s home and will act as their version of the common “apartment exhibition” space.
The exhibition featured in The Franklin will consist of work from Soto and Sullivan’s private collection. Artists included in the exhibition are Jeroen Nelemans, Ryan Richey, Ryan Travis Christian, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, Deborah Boardman, Dana Carter, Kirsten Leenaars, Zachary Cahill, Ann Toebbe, Melissa Oresky, Alberto Alguilar, Corinne Halbert, Meg Duguid, Heidi Norton, Paul Nudd, Maria Gaspar, Mindy Rose-Schwartz, Eric Brown, Catie Olsen, and Michael Rea. The exhibition will open on Tuesday February 14th and run through Friday March 16th.
There will be a reception for the artists on Friday February 17th from 6-9pm. On Thursday February 23rd at 3pm Catie Olsen and Erik Brown will give a talk entitled Domestic Spaces and Alternative Venues followed by a discussion of artists as collectors by Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan. All events take place in the gallery and are free and open to the public.