We are excited to have 5 works along with select costumes included in the Fulfilled Fantasies: Contemporary Chicago Dragworks exhibition at Hokin Gallery at Columbia College Chicago.

The exhibition opens Thursday, February 28 with a reception from 5-7PM. The exhibition will run through April 1.

To practice drag well is to be a master (or mistress) of the reference. The shape of a nail. The color of an eyelid. The crackle of wit on the mic. Every element is a layered conception of gender and appearance - from eyelashes to eyeshadow, lip shape to lip sync, and wig sculpting to body shaping. Fulfilled Fantasies surveys collaborative works surrounding drag and gender in 2018 Chicago, from documenting nascent drag queens to Rupaul’s Drag Race alumni. Fulfilled Fantasies features over 30 works with by over a dozen Chicago artists for whom drag and gender illusion is their subject matter.

Featured artists include: Maurene Cooper, Todd Diederich, Dorian Electra, Natalie Escobedo, Chamilla Fox, Niki Grangruth/James Kinzer, Andie Mackenzie Meadows, Yolo Ono, Adam Ouahmane, Phazma Plazma, Authentic Skidmark, Gidget Von Addams, Alex Wallbaum

Details: Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago. 623 S. Wabash Ave.

Photo by Adam Ouahmane featuring Valentine Adams

Photo by Adam Ouahmane featuring Valentine Adams