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Em(body) Exhibition

  • Preston Bradley Center 941 West Lawrence Avenue Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)

Opening Reception: 6-9pm, Saturday, October 15

The desire to recreate the human body in different media resonates deeply throughout history. So what is it about the human body that is so essential that we refer back to it again and again? Why do we see the human form on everything, from objects, to clouds, to random markings on walls? Why is that when we build companions such as robots and toys, we build them in humanoid forms? By these acts are we acting as the ultimate creator, role-playing god, creating artwork in our own reflection? 

50+ artists will be providing us with their answers to these questions with site specific artwork within the Preston Bradley Center. Please see the list below for the participating artists.

This exhibition is a presentation of the Uptown Arts Center and is curated by Eden Ünlüata, co-curated by Colette Wright Adams, BJ Allen, and Michelle Graves.

Part 1
Steve Becker, Margaret Buchen, Eleftheria Lialios, Falyn Huang, Yoonshin Park, Michelle Richardella, Leo Selvaggio, John Sharp, Lowell Thompson, Kevin Valentine, Chuck Walker, Mariusz Zaleski. 

Part 2
BJ Allen, Greta Bach, Christopher Bednash, Heather Bella, Erin Cramer, Stephen DeSantis, Michelle Graves, Ania Greiner, Lilli Kayes, Kaitlin Kostus, Jenna Mishler, Michelle Richardella, Jamie Thome, Kevin Valentine, Jessi T. Walsh, Jamie Weaver.

Part 3
Jeff Abell, Colette Wright Adams, Sherry Antonini, Lise Haller Baggesen, Hannah Batsel, Erik Brown, Pate Conaway, Erin Cramer, Misty DeBerry, Janelle Dowell, Hale Ekinci, Hannah Evans, Tiffany Funk, Jason Geistweidt, Jojo Baby, PC Gooden-Smiley, Laurie Lebreton, Carron Little, Stephanie Lupu, Nathan Mason, Catie Olson, Mel Potter, Miriam Schaer, Cathi Schawlbe, Jet Traverso, Nancy VanKanegan. 

The Uptown Arts Center, a signature program of the Preston Bradley Center (