em(body) exhibition


OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday October 15, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Curated by Eden Ünlüata. Co-curated by Colette Wright Adams, BJ Allen, & Michelle Graves.
October 15  – November 13  (2016)
Uptown Arts Center – 941 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
two blocks from Red Line

A team of curators asked the participating artists to respond to a series of questions: Why is the human body is so essential that artists refer back to it again and again? Why do people see the human form in everything from objects, to clouds, to random markings on walls? Why, when people build companions such as robots and toys, do they build them in humanoid forms? Are artists and makers playing god by creating artwork in their own reflections?

50+ artists will be providing us with their answers to these questions with site specific artwork at the Uptown Arts Center.


Part 1
Steve Becker
Alex Bradley Cohen
Falyn Huang
Eleftheria Lialios
Yoonshin Park
Michelle Richardella
Leo Salvaggio
John Sharp
Lowell Thompson
Kevin Valentine
Mariusz Zaleski