Feb 8th 2020

Tracing Faults: Folio/Book Release

@ Chicago Artists Coalition

2130 W Fulton St, Chicago IL60612

Opening Saturday, February 8th, from 4PM - 6PM

On view through Thursday, February 13th

This event is in conjunction with “Tracing Faults”, a HATCH Projects exhibition currently on view at Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC). “Tracing Faults” is curated by Jeff Robinson and features works from Mark Blanchard, Cass Davis, kwabena foli, and Kelly Kristin Jones. The exhibition is on view at CAC through February 13, 2020.

Saturday, February 8th from 4-6:00 PM

Come celebrate the launch of a folio/book made by Blanchard, Davis, foli, Jones, and Robinson in conjunction with their synchronous exhibitions at CAC and University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery.

A limited run of the editioned folios will be available for free to the public.


Tracing Faults (Chicago Artists Coalition) and its companion exhibition To Unmake a Fold (University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery) reside in two polarized Illinoisan cities with a history of ideological discord and that share significant influence over the governance of our state. The placement of these exhibitions expresses a desire to undo those rifts between us.

This folio serves as a traveler’s companion to Tracing Faults and To Unmake a Fold. The contents include printed objects from Mark Blanchard, Cass Davis, kwabena foli, and Kelly Kristin Jones. It is a collection of artifacts, cards, and poems prompted by the works each artist included in the two exhibitions.

As a portable object capable of traversing between these two exhibitions, this folio seeks to bridge the geographical, social and political chasms that divide us.

The making of the folio is supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


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