Ink & Water by Erik L. Peterson
This was a site-specific and participatory exhibition. Erik made ink drawings with water collected from around Peoria, IL and brought back to the space wood from various locations. He invited viewers to take the wood and build a fire together, collecting the ashes to make into ink.
Erik L. Peterson is a pro-bono public artist, sculptor, curator living in Chicago. He is best known for his large-scale urban interventions (Face Value and Inner State) and signature edible ice cream sculptures (CreamCycle and Soft Palate). Public performances employing sculptural elements like Two Tow'n and Square Dance, are camouflaged urban spectacles, while the annual Southwest Wisconsin Make Your Own Softball League game gathers artists who build their own bats and balls in order to play. Additionally, Peterson is a founder of Hyde Park Kunstverein, a community museum and solo project space in Chicago.