Dreamscape in Blue Exhibit Begins May 15
Dreamscape in Blue is the theme of the latest Pop-Up Art Loop exhibition being put on by The Chicago Loop Alliance and Terrapin House Studio. The show features the art of Elmhurst Artist Guild member Peter M. Steeves, whose work brings out the imagery of our forgotten dreams.
Steeves is a self-taught artist with an art career that spans more than 20 years. His work can be found on exhibit at Elmhurst Art Museum, among other places.
There are no good or bad dreams; there is only the plane where your imagination is allowed to run free. You see images that you recognize when awake in different ways, expressing deeper meanings than you have allowed yourself to realize. When you awake and wish you could see, hear or feel what you had just experienced and are left with barely a fragment of once was. Steeves’ artwork captures this vision. When you look through his work, it is to explore your very own sub-conscience mind. His works represent what you grip onto and take with you from a dream when being torn back to reality.
Pop-Up Art Loop an initiative of Chicago Loop Alliance, creates partnerships between artists and property owners, transforming empty storefronts in the Loop into cultural activations open to the public. This is the third year for Pop-Up Art Loop gallery program and the first year it is being lead by program manager Tristan Hummel. He has ventured to bring a vibrant art scene to the Loop, to demonstrate the concept that art should not be confined to certain areas or rules, but should be expressed everywhere. It is a combination of artists from all over, the well known and the undiscovered. But do not believe the stereotype that these are artists who only create to impress the society’s opinion and attempting achieves fame. These are artists who feel or imagine something and have the need to create and give the art life through their own time, sweat, and tears. They are those who then continue “giving life” even when nobody stops to glance, simply because they have a need to express to others what they have felt. These dream chasers are who Tristan has invited to these events. No longer do people simply continue their lives without stepping out of their comfort zones to go see a show of an unknown artist, for he is bringing it to the public.
The exhibition space is located on Randolph, between State and Dearborn, just across from the Oriental Theater and around the corner from the Picasso. The exhibition runs from May 15 to July 15and is accessible 24 hours a day. The exhibition will be included in the June 7 and July 5 First Thursday gallery walks hosted by the Loop Alliance from 5-8 pm.
The exhibition is being hosted by Block 37 in the heart of Chicago’s downtown Loop. Taking its name from one of the original 58 Chicago city blocks established in 1830, Block 37 today provides an eclectic mix of shopping, dining and entertainment within a five-story atrium.
Peter M. Steeves work can be found on exhibit throughout the Chicago land area and online at www.TerrapinHouseStudio.com