Mar 18th 2022

Colin Fleck: Directions to Another Day

@ Fracas Gallery

2233 S Throop St. Studio 601 Chicago, IL 60608

Opening Friday, March 18th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Tuesday, April 19th

Join us for our second show at Fracas Gallery featuring new paintings by Colin Fleck in his solo show “Directions to Another Day.”

The opening reception is on Friday, March 18, from 6-8 pm.
Fracas Gallery is located in the Mana Contemporary building, on the sixth floor in studio 601. Please comply with Mana’s COVID safety protocols.

The paintings in Colin Fleck’s solo show “Directions to Another Day” embrace open-ended storytelling. Fleck creates narrative-driven paintings that are paused in media res, asking viewers to imagine the before and after of each scene. The childlike and fantastical whimsy in Fleck’s work engages viewers through his play on iconography and text—recognizable and legible but re-signified by their juxtapositions. The figures, in particular, draw us back to our childhood, perhaps the only constant across each work. The artwork plays on our childlike curiosity and wonder—we find joy in what we can and where we can. With joy, however, comes the inevitable challenges and pathos. The sequences of events and the stories are up to us to figure out. Fleck’s paintings are semiotic puzzles that activate viewers into creating stories—indeed, stories abound.

The show’s duration is March 18 to April 19.

Please email for questions or inquiries.

Fracas Gallery is FLXST Contemporary’s sister gallery, devoted to showing artists pushing the boundaries of their artistic practice.

“Ego Trip: to Float on Nomadic
Colin Fleck
Acrylic ink, oil paint, color pencil, and graphite on canvas
72 x 64 in.
(182.88 x 162.56 cm.)
Courtesy of the artist and Fracas Gallery

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