OBJECTIFY THIS: Female anatomy dissected and displayed
- September 7th through September 29th
- Opening event September 7th, 6–10p.m. with burlesque performances by Vaudezilla
- Design Cloud Gallery, 118 N. Peoria St. 2N, Chicago, IL
- Curated by Vanessa Ruiz, founder of Street Anatomy
- RSVP via Facebook
Street Anatomy is proud to present OBJECTIFY THIS, our latest group exhibition of paintings and illustrations featuring the underlying anatomy of the female body. The exhibition is influenced by and features the anatomical work of famed Spanish illustrator and painter, Fernando Vicente, whose paintings, along with 8 other artists, will be exhibited at Chicago’s Design Cloud Gallery from September 7 through September 29, 2012.
Historically, female anatomy has been represented in medical illustrations predominantly as a variation of the male form in terms of reproductive organs and surface anatomy. There are a multitude of societal, cultural, and religious reasons that have established this ideal, in addition to the fine line between female anatomy and eroticism. This show will compel viewers to question the objectivity surrounding ‘female anatomy’ and define—or re-define—their own perceptions through the art, perspectives, literature, and live burlesque performances featured during the opening event.
The artwork will range from realistic representations of the female body in various states of anatomical undress to more stylized forms of anatomy.
OPENING EVENT: Friday, September 7, 6–10 p.m.
Design Cloud will host a public event to mark the opening of the exhibition. It will include anatomically themed food, drinks, music, and live female burlesque performances by Jeez Loueez, Trixie Sparx, Anita Lilmore, and Po’Chop of the famed Chicago burlesque production company, Vaudezilla. Vanessa Ruiz, members of Street Anatomy, and artists in the show will be in attendance.