Alberto Aguilar’s Home Field Play,an art installation that is part of the Homebodies exhibition, provides an interactive environment in which everyday household objects become tools for spontaneous play and personal reflection. The installation is activated throughout the exhibition’s run with live performances. On August 24, past UBS 12x12 artist Edra Soto serves pieces of wedding cake in a performance that seeks to alleviate distressing memories of her own wedding.
Edra Soto (b. Puerto Rico 1971) is a Chicago-based artist. In 1995 Edra received the Alfonso Arana Painter’s Fellowship Award to work in Paris for one year. She obtained an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2000. Soto’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has been featured in New American Paintings and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She has lectured at El Museo de Puerto Rico and The Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Upcoming exhibitions include et aliae at Galeria Agustina Ferreyra in Puerto Rico and Front & Center at The Hyde Park Art Center. Soto and her husband Dan Sullivan design, fabricated and currently run operations of The Franklin, an artist run exhibition space located in their home’s backyard in East Garfield Park, in Chicago. This project has been funded by Northeastern Illinois University, 3Arts Foundation, and the Propeller Fund.