Artists Edra Soto and Dan Sullivan have been running the Franklin in their East Garfield Park backyard since 2012, opening dozens of short-term, unconventional exhibitions in just under three years. This year’s highlights included “Hardcore Architecture,” a show of Google Street Views of the suburban abodes of 1980s punk bands assembled by Marc Fisher, and “Finocchio,” a group show on queer identity in the twenty-first century curated by neuropsychologist Scott J Hunter. Among dozens of alternative art spaces in Chicago, the Franklin has distinguished itself for staying strong and keeping it weird.
3522 W. Franklin, 312.823.3632, thefranklinoutdoor.tumblr.com
Best of Chicago 2015