In celebration of Sarah and Joseph Belknap’s exhibition currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, The Franklin is proud to present PLANETOIDS.
In this installation of new work the Belknap’s present objects that engage the terrestrial human body and its various relationships to other minor celestial bodies.
Have you ever seen the moon so close you could eat it? Telescope Moon viewing will be available opening night.
Sarah Belknap (b. 1983) and Joseph Belknap (b. 1979) are Chicago-based interdisciplinary artists and educators who received their MFAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Working in collaboration with each other since 2008, their art has been exhibited at the Arts Club of Chicago, the Chicago Artists’ Coalition, and Western Exhibitions and Comfort Station, both galleries in Chicago, as well as in artist-run exhibition spaces in Brooklyn, Detroit, and St. Louis. In addition, they have presented performances at institutions throughout Chicago, including the Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Links Hall, and at the MCA. Most recently the Belknaps have a solo show at the MCA as part of the BMO Harris Bank: Chicago Works series.
The Belknaps and co-founder of The Franklin Edra Soto, have donated work to support INSIDE/WITHIN, a website devoted to archive local artists studio practices. Please support this amazing project by attending to their benefit auction from 7-10PM at Andrew Rafacz Gallery. Then come to The Franklin for PLANETOIDS –
We are your AFTER-PARTY Celebration spot. Opening from 10-12PM