Fullerton Underpass - Summer 2017

Lead Artist: Renee Robbins
Location: Fullerton Underpass and Lake Shore Drive

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The Opportunity:

Chicago Public Art Group is delighted to partner with Renee Robbins to transform the Lake Shore Drive and Fullerton Avenue underpass into a work of art. This proposal is to design and fabricate a mural for both the North and South walls of the underpass, each side approximately 14’ h x 110’ w, or 1600 square feet.  

Community:

Chicago Public Art Group was approached by the Fullerton Mural L3C, An Illinois Limited Liability Company to help make this opportunity happen. With Aldeman Michelle Smith’s support, CPAG was able to gain approval for this mural. The Fullerton Mural L3C, An Illinois Limited Liability Company has worked very hard to raise funds from the Lincoln Park residents to make this vision into a reality. If you'd like to contribute to the project, click the "Donate" button below and indicate it's for the Fullerton Underpass project:

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About the Artist:

Renee Robbins is a Chicago-based visual artist who focuses on depicting micro to macro relationships. Renee creates detailed visual environments that consider the complex relationships between humans, nature, and the cosmos. Through painting , she explores the worlds of tiny cells, flowering botanicals, aquatic species, and celestial bodies. Moving between the real and imagined, Renee’s work brings together microscopic and telescopic viewpoints; she positions hybrid floral/faunal forms within a space that simultaneously evokes the deep sea and the cosmos. By creating associations between things that are seemingly disparate, such as plankton and stars, her work presents a question or sparks a curiosity about the universe. In this way, Renee’s artwork responds to biodiversity, in order to suggest a sense of our place within the natural world and convey a sense of wonder.

This image shows one of the underpass walls undergoing the sandblasting process in order to prepare the wall for the new mural.

This image shows one of the underpass walls undergoing the sandblasting process in order to prepare the wall for the new mural.

Laying out the grid for the mural on the North wall

Laying out the grid for the mural on the North wall

The design beginning to come together on the South wall

The design beginning to come together on the South wall