Fiction Within

Chicago Artists Coalition

February 3 - February 23, 2017 

Featuring works by Jessica Harvey, Carla Fisher Schwartz, Barbara Diener, Caleb Yono, Erika Råberg, and Yaloo.

Fiction Within reveals possible realities, dreams, and fabrications used to cope with social pressures and dominant ideologies. Using both confounding and comical imagery, the work presented compels the audience to question their own notional truth. The artists employ reality as a stretchable, moldable state that allows for subversive beliefs and ideologies. The discourse within the exhibition becomes, at times, a parafiction, and in other instances, a mirage that seems too unimpeachable to be trustworthy. These six artists are not interested in deception, but in the paradigms that culture instantiates to create illusions of identity, security, and national symbols. 

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