Mar 14th 2015

Ariel Baldwin & Alec Hatcher: Accidental Manual

@ The Franklin

3522 W. Franklin Blvd. Chicago IL 60624

Opening Saturday, March 14th, from 6PM - 10PM

On view through Saturday, March 28th

THE FRANKLIN is proud to present Accidental Manual by Ariel Baldwin and Alec Hatcher.
Accidental Manual portrays Baldwin and Hatcher’s earnest disposition through various forms of notation and stream of consciousness.

THE FRANKLIN inaugurates two new indoor programs that showcase video and edition formats:

At the FLAT SCREEN, Chicago artist Jesse Malmed presents Landscape Portrait: Palmistry for Michiganders, a lagoon worth thousands of thousand words, an ad for Squatters. An intermission with an outer mission.

At the LIVING ROOM, Los Angeles artist Katie Kimmel presents Cookie Tray. Katie says: I’m comfortable not fitting in because making art is the most enjoyable satisfying thing that I know.

About the Artists:

Ariel Baldwin (American b. 1992) lives and works in Chicago IL. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. Her work has been exhibited in Chicago Eugene and Memphis.

Alec Hatcher (American b. 1991) lives and works in Chicago IL. He earned his BFA with an emphasis in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. His work has been exhibited in Los Angeles and Chicago. He formerly co-directed the exhibition space Alcatraz Chicago.

Jesse Malmed is an artist and curator, working in video, performance, text, occasional objects and their gaps and overlaps. He has performed, screened and exhibited at museums, microcinemas, film festivals, galleries, bars and barns, including solo presentations at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. He was named a “2014 Breakout Artist” by Newcity and is a 2014-15 Artistic Associate at Links Hall, where he is organizing Live to Tape, a week-long festival of artist television in May of 2015.

Katie Kimmel is a young woman and Los Angeles artist with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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