Family Business

July 8 - August 26, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, ​6–8pm

Family Business showcases the works of Arts + Public Life (APL) staff and teaching artists. Featured art works include a range of mediums, including sculptures, photography, poetry, mixed media, woodwork, and other installations. The exhibition will show the diverse talents of the APL team members who dedicate their time and efforts to creating spaces for arts and culture on a daily basis.

Curated by Nadia Sulayman, Arts + Public Life Associate Director of Community Arts & Programs; and Lauren Basing, Arts + Public Life Interim Arts Program Manager.

Related Event

Resonant Objects
July 8 - August 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, ​6–8pm

Resonant Objects showcases the breadth of production by Chicago-based artists Greg Bray, Aquil Charlton, and Nazafarin Lotfi during their participation in the University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life and Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture Artists-in-Residence Program. Over the course of ten months, Bray, Charlton, and Lotfi worked in close proximity to each other in studios at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, generating research, artworks, and happenings that fostered interactive relationships with diverse publics and spaces on Chicago's South Side. On view in the Logan Center Gallery and at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, Resonant Objects features works that examine the artists' shared interest in the social and spatial conditions of their surroundings.

Join us for both Opening Receptions on July 8
The opening reception for Family Business will be held in tandem with the opening reception for Artists-in-Residence exhibition Resonant Objects at the Logan Center. Shuttles will run between the Arts Incubator and the Logan Center throughout the evening on July 8.

About Exhibitions at the Arts Incubator

The exhibitions program at the Arts Incubator offers a platform for Chicago-based artists to thoughtfully engage with the global, contemporary art world in a localized environment. The unique positioning of this program acts as a catalyst for collaboration and exchange, creating a dynamic and critical space. Exhibitions are realized throughout the entirety of the building and the surrounding Washington Park area, fusing temporal, public space with the dedicated interior. This coupling is echoed with the public programming efforts, as we introduce the work of national artists to the local conversation.


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