Midsummer Dreams

Opening: Saturday, Jul 20, 2024 6 – 9 pm
Jul 20 – Aug 11, 2024

CSI Project Space
1912 N. Damen
Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 20, from 6-9 pm.

Exhibition Dates: July 20 – August 11, 2024

Gallery Hours: Friday 2-6 pm, Saturday 12-8 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm

CSI Project Space is located at 1912 N Damen Ave.


Midsummer Dreams

Midsummer is for dreaming. It’s a time for celebration, romance, and new possibilities. This time has served historically as inspiration for European conceptions of fantasy, epitomized through the Scandinavian festival of Midsummer and the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In both examples, the forest sets a stage for magic and mischief. 

Our tale takes a distinct Americana approach. Midsummer Dreams brings together three Chicago artists working in the Midwestern Surreal- a discourse that refers to integrating belief-oriented meaning mechanisms into secular systems. This is displayed through a midwestern sensibility, grounding whimsical imagery in familiar landscapes, rituals, and materials. In a forest of our own making, themes of bounty, desire, shelter, body, and landscape are explored and challenged in sculptural form. Fantasy becomes a powerful tool to reimagine and reflect our reality.


Exhibiting Artists: Maeve McGale, Jeremy P Wong, and Micki LeMieux


Visit www.chicagosculpture.org for more information.