TITLE: A River Runs Through...

LOCATION: Armitage and Larrabee

SIZE: 10’ x 11’ x 9’

MATERIALS: Steel I-Beams, Stainless Steel

SPONSOR: General Iron

Peter Gray has a PhD from the University of Texas at Houston’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. One goal of his art is to make science available and understandable to the general public. Gray has a whimsical inclination to use colorful and humorous imagery in his art.

Gray’s newest work, “A River Runs Through…” is a tribute to the city of broad shoulders. Though the piece aims at its viewer’s gut it is just as likely to hit them in their head. The piece uses multi-colored I-beams and streaming stainless steel ribbons to celebrate the vibrancy and progress Chicago has experienced over its many decades. A very dynamic sculpture, “A River Runs Through…” owns the space it inhabits, even creating an impression it may fall on you at any moment, vitalizing another of Chicago’s wonderful public spaces.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2011, 2010, 2007

A River Runs Through...

Above photo shows selected year in exhibit
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