Featured Artwork

Hafgerdingar, 2015


Friday, July 24, 2015 to Thursday, August 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, July 24, 6 - 9 pm

The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Hafgerdingar, a solo exhibiton with a new work by BOLT Resident, Erik L. Peterson.

A post-Minimal roadside peepshow, Hafgerdingar is designed to be viewed one person at a time. Entering a dark room alone, the viewer stands in the shadows until light slowly allows the perception of a blue mirage, which nearly fills the far wall. The work, revealing itself over time, is based on aluminum highway signs and is built with highly-visible reflective blue sheeting. The show acts as a meditative space, to train one's focus; a site for the viewer to consider their own body and vision as a creator of the artwork. The work is present and absent, alone on a darkened road with you; it's an object that might be only a vision.