Dan Peterman

Art Works
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Love Podium2006
Post-consumer reprocessed plastics, stainless steel hardware
64 1/2 x 70 x 74 inches
(163.8 x 177.8 x 188 cm)
Edition of 1, 1AP
ARG# PD2006-003


Installation view:
PLATFORM 10: Dan Peterman
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Lincoln, Massachusetts
September 2, 2012–October 1, 2013

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Archive (one ton)
2012
one ton installation of multicolored post-consumer reprocessed plastic units


Installation view:
Hyde Park Kunstverein
Chicago, IL

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Detail of:


Archive (one ton)
2012
one ton installation of multicolored post-consumer reprocessed plastic units
 

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Plastic Bones
2011
post-consumer reprocessed plastic, 76 bags, 40 lbs each, Summer 2011 production, dimensions variable


Installation view:
Klosterfelde, Berlin
September 10 - October 22, 2011

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Plastic Bones
2011
post-consumer reprocessed plastic, 76 bags, 40 lbs each, Summer 2011 production, dimensions variable


Installation view:
Klosterfelde, Berlin
September 10 - October 22, 2011

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Plastic Bones
2011
post-consumer reprocessed plastic, 76 bags, 40 lbs each, Summer 2011 production, dimensions variable


Installation view:
Klosterfelde, Berlin
September 10 - October 22, 2011

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Installation view:


Plastic Bones
Klosterfelde, Berlin
September 10 - October 22, 2011

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Running Table
1990
100 ft long continuous table, post-consumer reprocessed plastics


Installation view:
Millenium Park
Chicago, IL
2009

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Running Table
1990
100 ft long continuous table, post-consumer reprocessed plastics


Installation view:
Millenium Park
Chicago, IL
2009

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Things That Were Are Things Again
2006
Aluminum
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# PD2006-006


Installation view:
Über die Metapher des Wachstums (On the Metaphor of Growth)
Frankfurter Kunstverein
May 17 – July 31, 2011

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Detail of:


Things That Were Are Things Again
2006
Aluminum
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# PD2006-006

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Installation view:


Round Trip
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
December 15, 2006 - January 20, 2007

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Beacon
2006
Terra cotta, cast iron, light
83 1/2 x 29 x 29 inches
(212.1 x 73.7 x 73.7 cm)
ARG# PD2006-002

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Things That Were Are Things Again
2006
Aluminum
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# PD2006-006

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Detail of:


Things That Were Are Things Again
2006
Aluminum
Dimensions vary with installation
ARG# PD2006-006

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Installation view:


Round Trip
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
December 15, 2006 - January 20, 2007

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Love Podium
2006
Post-consumer reprocessed plastics, stainless steel hardware
64 1/2 x 70 x 74 inches
(163.8 x 177.8 x 188 cm)
Edition of 1, 1AP
ARG# PD2006-003

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Detail of:


My Sky (carbon footprint)
2006
Two commercially printed canvas banners
163 x 115 inches each
(414 x 292.1 cm each)
Edition of 1, 1AP
ARG# PD2006-004

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Installation view:


Round Trip
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
December 15, 2006 - January 20, 2007

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Pigsty/Latrine
2006
wood, polyurethane
123 1/2 x 145 x 177 inches
(313.7 x 368.3 x 449.6 cm)
ARG# PD2006-001

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Civilian Defense (sandbag)
2007
installation of 1000+ sandbags made with diverse upholstery fabrics, 9 cubic meters of desert sand
ARG# PD2007-001


Installation view:
Sharjah Biennial, 2007

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Civilian Defense (sandbag)
2007
installation of 1000+ sandbags made with diverse upholstery fabrics, 9 cubic meters of desert sand
ARG# PD2007-001


Installation view:
Sharjah Biennial, 2007

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Accesories to an Event (Plaza)
1998
reprocessed plastic,
overall dimensions variable
10 platforms each approx. 96 x 96 x18 inches
ARG# PD1998-002


Installation view:
Plastic Economies
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 26 - September 12, 2004

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Excerpts from the Universal Lab (good humor)
2004
Good Humor icecream trailer, scientific laboratory equipment, found objects
dimensions variable
ARG# PD2004-003


Installation view:
Plastic Economies
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 26 - September 12, 2004

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Villa Deponie
2002
Recycled, post-consumer plastic
143 x 252 x 175 inches (365 x 640 x 446 cm)
ARG# PD2002-006

 

Installation view:
Plastic Economies
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 26 - September 12, 2004

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Carbon Bank (classroom)
2004
Greenhouse, wood chips and tree trunk sections
114 x 166 x 816 inches
(289.56 x 421.64 x 2072.64 cm)
ARG# PD2004-002

 

Installation view:
Plastic Economies
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
June 26 - September 12, 2004

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Carbon Walkway
2002
installation of raised walkway through gallery over base of granulated wood furniture from local recycling network, Hannover Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany

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Parallel Excerpts from the Universal Lab
2002
mixed media
(green case) 42 x 24 x 42 1/2 inches
ARG#PD2002-001


©Dan Peterman

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Plastic Archive (Version for 57 People)
1998
post-consumer reprocessed plastics
Dimensions variable
ARG# PD1998-004


Installation view:
Berlin, Germany, 2012

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Plastic Archive (Version for 57 People)
1998
post-consumer reprocessed plastics
Dimensions variable
ARG# PD1998-004


Installation view:
Berlin, Germany, 2012

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Excerpt from the Universal Lab (nuclides, etc.)
2002
chrome step stool, yellow and white plexiglas block, blue paper roll, lead sheet, vaccum sealed glass vessel, Nuclides booklet
Approx: 42 x 26 x 15 inches
ARG#PD2002-005


©Dan Peterman
Photo by Oren Slor

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The Top of the Truck That Hit the Bridge"(Seasonal Fruit Stand)
1999
Re-engineered aluminum truck box roof, organic fruit
ARG#PD1999-003


©Dan Peterman

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4 Ton Vertical Storage1996
vertical storage system of reprocessed, post-consumer plastic, zinc plated screws
dimensions variable
ARG# PD1996-001


Installation view:
Hanne Darboven, Matt Mullican, Dan Peterman
Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
February 19 - March 8th, 2008

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4 Ton Vertical Storage
1996
vertical storage system of reprocessed, post-consumer plastic, zinc plated screws
dimensions variable
ARG# PD1996-001


Installation view:
Hanne Darboven, Matt Mullican, Dan Peterman
Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
February 19 - March 8th, 2008

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4 Ton Vertical Storage
1996
vertical storage system of reprocessed, post-consumer plastic, zinc plated screws
dimensions variable
ARG#PD1996-001


©Dan Peterman

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Groundcover/dancefloor
80'x 80'
15+ year installation of sculpture/dancefloor coordinated with Summerdance nightly outdoor dance program, Grant Park, Chicago

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Groundcover/dancefloor
80'x 80'
15+ year installation of sculpture/dancefloor coordinated with Summerdance nightly outdoor dance program, Grant Park, Chicag

Biography

1960
Born: Minneapolis, MN, currently lives and works in Chicago

EDUCATION
1986
M.F.A. University of Chicago

1983
B.F.A. University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS/INSTALLATIONS:

2012
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, "PLATFORM 10: Dan Peterman," September 2, 2012 – October 1, 2013

2006
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, "Round Trip," December 15 – January 20, 2007
Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany, "Adaptations," September 16 – November 18

2004
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, "Plastic Economies", curated by Lynne Warren, June 26-September 12 (cat)

2002
Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany, "Dan Peterman", September 27 – November 2

2001
Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany, "Dan Peterman: 7 Deadly Sins", September 8 – October 21 (catalogue)
Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany, "Dan Peterman", September 7 – October

1999
Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC, "Recent Economies", September 11 - October 16
Klosterfelde, Berlin; Germany, "finishing room (cheese)"

1998
Le Creux de l'enfer/ Centre d'Art Contemporain, Thiers, France, "Dan Peterman", November 26, 1998 – February, 14, 1999
"Dan Peterman" (with Tobias Rehberger), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, May 16 – August 30, 1998 (catalogue)
"Currents 73: Dan Peterman", The Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, March 6 – May 17 (pamphlet)
"Accessories to an Event (plaza)", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

1997
"Running Table and Chicago Ground Cover", A. Montgomery Ward Garden, Grant Park, Chicago, IL, August 10 – October 31 (pamphlet)
"autodigestion", Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany

1996
Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC, April 13 - May 18
"Accessories to an Event", Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg and Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany, March – April
Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, IL, March 15 - April 13

1995
"Dan Peterman" (with Josiah McElheny), Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC

1994
"Archive (87.5) linear feet", Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, IL, November 19, 1994 - January 7, 1995
"Options 48: Dan Peterman: 'Sulfur Cycle'", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, November 12 - January 8, 1995 (pamphlet)
Tanya Grunert Gallery, Cologne, Germany

1993
F.R.A.C. Poitou-Charentes, Angoulème, France

1992
N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago

1991
Randy Alexander, New York, NY
Artpool, Montpellier

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS/INSTALLATIONS:

2014
Haggerty Musuem of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, "Between Critique and Absorption," January 22 - May 18

2013
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, "Work Out," May 26 – September 16

2012

Struktur & Organismus, Mühldorf, Austria, “Steffi Alte, Dan Peterman, Reto Pulfer, Rirkrit Tiravanija,”curated by Stefan Tasch, May 5 – October 28 (catalogue)
Villa Arson, Nice, France, "L'institut des archives sauvages," February 17 – May 28 


2011
3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, "A Rock And A Hard Place," curated by Paolo Colombo, Mahita El Bacha Urieta, and Marina Fokidis, September 18 – December 18
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, "Pandora's Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the MCA Collection," June 18 – October 16
Kunstverein Hannover, "Über die Metapher des Wachstums (On the Metaphor of Growth)," April 16 – June 16
In cooperation with:
Kunsthaus Baselland, May 20 – July 17
Frankfurter Kunstverein, May 17 – July 31
Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, "Predictable Feelings," February 6 – March 19

2010
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, "Without You I'm Nothing: Art and Its Audience," co-curated by Dominic Molon and Tricia Van Eck, November 20, 2010 - May 1, 2011

2008
Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg, 'Kultur | Natur' (Culture | Nature), August 16 - September 14
VanAbbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, "Heartland," November 4, 2008 - January 25, 2009 (catalogue)
Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth, Switzerland. "Moral Imagination," curated by Raimar Stange, June 8 – October 26, 2008 (catalogue)
Kunsthalle Andratx Mallorca, Spain, "Supernatural," curated by Friederike Nymphius, May 10 – July, 2008 (end date to be determined)
Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany, "Hanne Darboven, Matt Mullican, Dan Peterman" February 19 - March 8th

2007
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, "Molecules that Matter," September 8, 2007 – April 13, 2008 (catalogue)
Travels to: Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 15, 2008 – January 30, 2009
The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, Ohio, March 24, 2009 – May 10, 2009
Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, September 25, 2009 – December 13, 2009
Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria, "Nachvollziehungsangebote," curated by Sophie Goltz and Vera Tollmann, September 20 – October 20, 2007
Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates, "Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change", curated by Mohammed Kazem, Eva Scharrer and Jonathan Watkins, April 4 – June 4, 2007

2005
"Beyond Green: Toward a Sustainable Art", curated by Stephanie Smith, traveling to The Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, October 6, 2005-January 15, 2006; Museum of Arts & Design, New York, February 2- May 7, 2006; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, May 5-July 15, 2007; Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University Art Museum, Greencastle, Indiana, Deptember 14-December 7, 2007

2004
Untitled (Vision Existence Resistence), curated by Gigiotto del Vecchio, Franco Soffiantino Arte Contemporanea, February 20 to April 24 2004.

2003
Skulptur Biennale Munsterland, June 29 to October 5, 2003
ZKM / Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany, "Metabolismus und Kommunikation", May 15 – August 24, 2003
2001
Westfälische Landesmuseum Münster, Germany, "Plug-In: Unity and Mobility", June 1 – July 29, 2001 (catalogue)
Arnolfini, Bristol, "The Silk Purse Procedure", May 25 – July 8, 2001

2000
The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Chicago IL, "Ecologies: Mark Dion, Peter Fend, Dan Peterman", July 6 – August 27, 2000
Art Unlimited, Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, June 20 – 26, 2000
The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, "Pyramid of Mars"
Göteborg Museum of Art, Göteborg, Sweden, "Amateur/Eldsjäl"; curated by Charles Esche, Mark Kremer and Adam Szymczyk, May 20 – September 17, 2000 (catalogue)
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, "Life Cycles", February 19-2000
"Micropolitiques", Magasin Centre National d'Art Grenoble, France, February 2 -March 30, 2000 (catalogue)

1999
"Dream City", Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany, March 11 – May 24, 1999, curated by Dirk Luckow (catalogue)
Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN, "Botanica: Contemporary Art and the World of Plants", July 20 – October 17, 1999
"Falster Versuchsgelande". Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany
Kunstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria
"Minimal Maximal", Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela

1998
"Minimal Maximal", Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Switzerland (catalogue)
"minimalisms", Akademie der Künste", Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
"Roundabout", Galerie Foksal, Warsaw, Poland
"Minimal Maximal", Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
"ONTOM", Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
"Inglenook 2", State University of Illinois at Normal, University Galleries, Normal, IL; August 16 – September 20

1997
"home sweet home", Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, June 20 – September 28 (catalogue)
"Treffpunkt Niemandsland", Brenner, Italy
"Satements", Basel International Art Fair 28 '97, Basel, Switzerland,. June 10 – 18
"A PLACE (to be)", Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Holland
"Chicago's Front Yard Picnic", A Montgomery Ward Garden, Grant Park, Chicago, IL, May 1 – October 31

1996
"RE:formations/design directions at the end of a century", Chandler Gallery, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, February 2 - June 9 (catalogue)
"sans titre", capc Musee d'Art contemporain Entrepot, Bordeaux, France, January 26 - March 31
"Multiple Application", Kosterfelde, Berlin, Germany

1995
Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria, with Josiah McElheny, June 15 - July 23, curated by Andrea Rosen
"Nutopi", Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden, June 3 - August 27, curated by Lars Nittve (catalogue)
"Mobius Strip", Basilico Fine Arts, NYC

1994
"Korrespondenzen/Correspondences", group exhibition, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany and Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, November 18 - January 22, 1995 (catalogue)
"Backstage", Exhibition catalogue Kunstmuseum Luzern
"Oppositionen & Schwesternfelder", Fridericianum, Kassel
"Life is Too Much", Galerie des Archives, Paris, France
"Universe", John Gibson Gallery, New York, NY
"Grreen", group exhibition, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1993
"Enclosion", New York Kunsthalle, New York, NY, October 22 - December 5 (catalogue)
"Recycling Reconsidered", Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN, October 9 - January 3, 1994 (pamphlet)
"Kontext Kunst", Streirischer Herbst, Trigon '93, Graz, Austria
"Oppositionen and Schwesterfelder", Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria
Klosterfelde Edition, GMBH, Hamburg, Germany
"Backstage", Hamburg Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
"Aperto - Venice Biennale", Venice, Italy, June
"Simply Made in America", Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
"New Works", group show, Feigen Gallery, Chicago, IL

1992
Tanya Grunert, Cologne, Germany
"Standing Below Grade", N.A.M.E. Gallery, solo exhibition, Chicago, IL
"The Mud Club, Winchester Cathedral and Lake Nairobi", curated by Hudson, College of Dubage, Glen Ellyn, IL

1991
"Installations for New Spaces", Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
"Underfood", ongoing exchange project at Resource Center (recycling), Chicago, IL
"Buying the Magazine for the Ads", Terrain, San Francisco, CA
"MUD or, how can social and local histories be used as methods of conservation", Hirsch Farm Project 1991, Hillsboro, WN
"Empty Pedestals Project", Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY
"Plastic Reserve", sculpture installation, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL
Hirsch Farm Project, Illinois

1990
"Une Douzaine de Tasses (More or Less)", Artpool, Montpellier, France
"Minus", Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
"One more One less", N.A.M.E. Galery, Chicago, IL
"New Generations", Carnegie Mellon, University Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

1989
"Charged Spaces: Stressed Sites in the Body Politic", School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Filling in the Gap", Richard Feigen and Co., Chicago, IL
"Sculpture Chicago 89", Cityfront Plaza, Chicago, IL
"Problems with Reading/Rereading", Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1988
"Extractions", Union Gallery, UW, Madison, WI
"The Whole World is Still Watching", an exhibition to commemorate the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Latitudes: Focus on Chicago", Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
"Chicago Compost Shelter", an installation of experimental architecture, The Resource Center, Chicago, IL

1987 "Urban Processes: Circuits and Sediments", Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

PROJECTS
"Treibhaus", "Agenda 21-Universität Lüneburg" in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Kunstraum Lüneburg, Germany
("Treibhaus 1" October 1999 at Campus of Lüneburg University, "Treibhaus 2" – Extended Falster Video/Greenhouse, Foyer of Lüneburg University Library.
"Sitting", BIC – Technologiezentrum, Gewerbezentrum, Parkhaus Leipzig-Plagwitz

CURATORIAL
1991
"Improvements? on the Ordinary", Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1989
"The End of the Weather as we Know it", co-organizer, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Encampments", co-organizer, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

1988
"In Evidence", Co-organizer, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL