Client: The Peninsula Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Completion date: 2021
Artwork budget: $12,000
“With all, and still…” is a series of layered, billboard scaled works created from photographic details captured by Faust from a few of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. From a distance, formal patterns and vibrant colors draw the viewer in, but upon close inspection the actual subject of the photos becomes clear. Larger than legible, hand embellished letterforms pulled from the exhibition title act as Flash paint connectors, linking each of the seven works to one another and adding context to the entirety of the installation. The result is a colorful and immersive experience that feels as if the vernacular panels of distant canvas billboards have been transported to The Peninsula Chicago’s lobby, providing an urban and industrial counterpoint to the elegance of the surrounding hotel spaces.
The goal was to share the beauty of Chicago's neighborhoods in an unexpected place—at the center of Chicago's Mag Mile.