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Works on Display

Below is a selection of current works on display at The Canopy, come to 900 N Michigan avenue and look up to see some of these amazing pieces filling up the skies of Chicago.

The Harbinger of Life

The Harbinger of Life

Looneystein

"The Harbinger of Life" explores the magnificent relationship of butterflies to the essence of life, both collaborative and foreboding, a butterfly tells us of the growth that is to come

Eggsploration

Eggsploration

Looneystein

"Eggsploration" is a deep dive into the boundless creative opportunities presented by the simple, yet universally celebrated, form of the egg.

Bodies of Water

Bodies of Water

HAZE

Bodies of Water" portrays giant figures resting on islands, urging reflection on human fragility versus nature's vastness, evoking awe and unity with the Earth.

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Cosmodernism

Cosmodernism takes us into a journey of the world under a microscope. using exclusively analog methods and no CGI, the art brings to life scenes of immense complexity, movement, and color. all by showing us chemical reacitons and structures in small scale

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Roman Bratschi

Roman Bratschi's organic forms fill the entirety of the atrium ceiling in 900 N Michigan with a mirage of gradient structures that are reflected and magnified by digital lenses, Bratschi's work takes us on a truly enchanting visual journeyl

Binky

Binky

Bianca Pastel

In this 3D-fied version of her work, Bianca Pastel takes us into the world of Binky and her playful, peaceful, child-like landscapes.

CMYK WTTW

CMYK WTTW

Quinn Koeneman

CMYK WTTW (Cyan Magenta Yellow Key Walk Through The Woods) is a bottom up perspective animation describing a peaceful escape to nature, using only the separated colors primarily found on at-home inkjet and laserjet printers.

Polymorph 02

Polymorph 02

Michael McAfee

Polymorph's are Michael Mcafee's iconic creatures, coming from the universe of his mind, these visually stunning creatures are from another dimension

Polymorph 01

Polymorph 01

Michael McAfee

Polymorph's are Michael Mcafee's iconic creatures, coming from the universe of his mind, these visually stunning creatures are from another dimension

In-field

In-field

Looneystein

What happens when death is reversed? is that life beginning? in this piece Looneystein explores a body breaking into pieces, but in reverse. In-field suggests that the end of life is also the beginning

A (void) Dance

A (void) Dance

Looneystein

What happens when we die? what remains in the space that used to occupy our consciousness? A (Void) Dance explores this questions by removing the singular with the many, and showing us the "Light at the end of the tunnel" as the thing that brings light

Until We Meet Again

Until We Meet Again

Willea Zwey

Like how Ernest Hemingway used to describe Paris, but instead of the the European city, to me, Chicago is a Moveable Feast. When I am within the city itself, it ignites my passion to explore, but when I am away, it always stays with me wherever I go.

Sleeping Sun Trilogy - Losing Faith Makes a Crime

Sleeping Sun Trilogy - Losing Faith Makes a Crime

Willea Zwey

A tale in a world caught in between light and darkness. Inspired by the same-titled song "Sleeping Sun" by Nightwish

Sleeping Sun Trilogy - Last Ride of the Day

Sleeping Sun Trilogy - Last Ride of the Day

Willea Zwey

A tale in a world caught in between light and darkness. Inspired by the same-titled song "Sleeping Sun" by Nightwish

Sleeping Sun Trilogy - 222 Days of Light

Sleeping Sun Trilogy - 222 Days of Light

Willea Zwey

A tale in a world caught in between light and darkness. Inspired by the same-titled song "Sleeping Sun" by Nightwish

Ignis

Ignis

Lefty

from the Elementa Series

Aqua

Aqua

Lefty

from the Elementa series

Sky Journey

Sky Journey

Looneystein

Part of the Andro Genie Series, "Sky Journey" explores the infinite space above as a place where your thoughts can run freely and without the bounds of the body. this is a piece about active cloud gazing

Midas

Midas

Lefty

from the RUINAS series

Temple

Temple

Lefty

from the RUINAS series

Olympus

Olympus

Lefty

from the RUINAS series

Catacomb

Catacomb

Lefty

from the RUINAS series

Atlantis

Atlantis

Lefty

from the RUINAS Series

Somnium

Somnium

Lefty

By creating intuitive, repeated shapes, Lefty Out There achieves the rare feat of working in contradictions. His work is both bold and intricate. Organic but uniform. A simple mark makes up a considerably more complex whole.

Continuity No.1

Continuity No.1

Looneystein

Through the infinite and recursive generation of bodies arranged in a perfect grid, Continuity brings into question how our individual identity is perceived in a world where it can be easily copied ad infinitum.

River of Us

River of Us

Looneystein

River of Us explores an inner space where water meets the journey of the self, represented in a character walking towards a gate glowing with light. River of Us proposes that the journey always leads to an outcome, light and transport through thought.

Artemis

Artemis

Leviathan

Artemis draws inspiration from antique astrology maps and solar patterns to create mesmerizing patterns. Golden rays and discs dance across the screens, reflecting light and casting shadows as they overlap.

Candy Crush

Candy Crush

Leviathan

Candy Crush was inspired by hour glasses and the ever-changing movement that comes from it. Focusing on intricate particle animation, the various colors created compelling movement and designs as the sand rolled across the Canopy.

Illuminate

Illuminate

Leviathan

Wunder is inspired by snowflakes and their complex beauty yet simplistic movement. Featuring detailed macro shots of snow’s crystallization and adding subtlev movement created interesting refractions to span across the 10 screens

Synesthesia

Synesthesia

Leviathan

Replicating the phenomenon of Synesthesia, commonly known as the ability to "hear colors" or "see sounds", Leviathan reflected color through a complex and abstract lens to create compelling animations and combinations of color and light.

Oz

Oz

Leviathan

Applying the mechanics of real-world objects to imaginary designs, Oz uses rotating shapes that cascade down the canopy and captivate the viewer. This digital tapestry reveals alternating colors and designs as it rotates to create a living sculpture.

Architectural Fantasy

Architectural Fantasy

Leviathan

This concept challenges the audience’s depth perception and inspires them to look for a visual parallel that is evident throughout the 900 architecture itself.

Bunny

Bunny

Leviathan

Inspired by the Easter Holiday, Bunny took the iconic figure of the Easter Rabbit as inspiration. Featuring a macro shot of high fidelity fur as it moves, Bunny captures the magic of the holiday while still remaining elegant and on brand.

Mermaid

Mermaid

Leviathan

By structuring natural forms in an architectural way, Mermaid brings the enchanting allure of underwater textures to land

Night Swimming

Night Swimming

Leviathan

Deep in the vast ocean, we encounter a woman swimming gracefully, captivating you with her every move. She is looking for something in the depths of the sea.

Incandescent

Incandescent

David Niles

Mesmerizing fashion models, saturated in exotic color, are set in a high-fashion nightlife world. Each look, a convergence of wild stylings highlighted through dramatic lighting.