Angela Lee: Marking the Body

Chicago artist Angela Lee blends the world of body modification with drawings and stoneware in a new body of work at the Hyde Park Art Center. From cultural taboos to symbols of power, tattoos, piercings and other forms of body modification have played significantly different roles within different societies for thousands of years. Marking the Body explores how the forms, textures and patterns of body modifications have the ability to invoke reverence or revulsion.

Marking the Body explores how the forms, textures and patterns of body modifications have the ability to invoke reverence or revulsion. Lee uses drawing and fired stoneware to capture the colors and shapes of body modification–elements that fade, distort and decay with age–in a static state. These traditional mediums allow for contemplation that is detached from the sometimes unnerving canvas of human skin.

  • January 7, 2007 – March 11, 2007
  • Cleve E. Carney Gallery

This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Angela Lee: Marking the Body

About Angela Lee

Angela Lee received a BA from the University of Chicago and an MFA in Film & Photography from New York University. She has worked as a performing artist, film producer and arts administrator in the US and Canada. She has studied ceramics and abstract painting at the Hyde Park Art Center since 2003. Marking the Body is Lee’s first solo exhibition at the Art Center.

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