In the first solo museum exhibition of her work, Solo(s): Krista Franklin draws on the artist’s vast range of materials and references, situated at the intersection of poetics, popular culture, and the dynamic histories of the African Diaspora. Often referring to the performance of a single musician, the exhibition’s title, Solo(s) is instead guided by the artist’s commitment to collaboration with fellow artists, writers, and musicians. Franklin appropriates text and images from vintage magazine articles and other printed matter that she collects. The very act of collaging—cutting, pasting, and juxtaposing—puts Franklin’s works in direct conversation with the materials of other photographers and writers, transporting her to the time of their original publication. Join Krista Franklin for a conversation in the galleries to learn more about her artistic practice and inspirations.
Krista Franklin, Blood Meridian (Or, DeVante at the Blood Meridian), 2019. Ink, chalk, charcoal, pencil, and collage on paper. Courtesy of the artist