organized by Ambereen Karamat and Lee Ann Norman
Saturday, September 14, 2019
from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
From September 14 to October 27, 2019
THE FRANKLIN presents Outliers (Q3–Q1), an exhibition featuring the work of four artists with roots in politically turmoiled regions now working in locales in which they still feel like an “outlier.” What does it mean to be an outlier, to feel displaced emotionally, socially, or physically? Is this idea just from within? As each grapples with finding a balance between “old” and “new” world values, they strive to reconcile the effects such dualities have on their present lives and artistic practices. Experiences of othering—being situated away and classed differently from the locals brings a change that is constant and inevitable.
Aman Mojadidi, whose large-scale, site specific objects intentionally blur and merge the lines between fact and fiction, documentation and imagination.
Azadeh Gholizadeh, who makes work that explores body, landscape, and fragmentation of identity and place by examining one’s own emotional connections to belonging.
Khalil Chishtee’s installations, sculptures, and site-specific works are meant meant to cultivate knowledge of how to be in the world, and it can be effective for developing a deeper understanding of one’s own experiences.
Painter and writer Sana Kazi uses materials and methods to bring her work into a dialogue with both historical and contemporary art, mixing the traditional with the unconventional.
The opening reception will include an artists talk from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
A public program will also occur on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Outliers (Q3–Q1) is organized by Ambereen Karamat (White Turban Art Consultancy, Pakistan) and Lee Ann Norman, an independent arts writer, editor, and critic.
The exhibition and associated events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For promotional photos, interview requests, or questions, please contact Lee Ann Norman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3522 W. Franklin Blvd
Chicago, IL 60624