When Mars, the namesake studio/gallery of renowned pop artist Peter Mars, opened in 1988 in Chicago's West Loop meatpacking district, its off-the-beaten path location was a good inidicator that it carried art you weren't likely to find in more mainstream gallery districts. Far from stuffy, Mars Gallery welcomes everyone, from curious art novices to serious collectors.
Peter Mars has been a leader in Chicago's Avant Pop movement for more than 25 years, creating colorful artwork that disrupts predictable interpretation, tickle the senses, and delight the inner child. Much of Mars' work reflects the American pop culture of his childhood in the 1960s and 70s, notably the idealized American family, comic book figures, television, and space age inventions.
Housed in a 19th century all-brick timber loft, the gallery features retro and modern pop, figurative art, and colorful paintings by a variety of artists, including its namesake, Peter Mars. We also offer custom framing services, for work purchased at our gallery or elsewhere, as well as residential and commercial installation.
Specializing in contemporary fine, fun and sophisticated artwork. Original paintings and limited edition prints.