Peter M. Steeves, Night Forest II

The Point of the Dream: Peter M. Steeves

Jul 15th–Aug 10th 2018

The Point of the Dream, featuring original dot paintings by EAG Board Member Peter M. Steeves, in the Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery at the Elmhurst Art Museum. Steeves’ work brings out the imagery of our forgotten dreams. "When we dream, there are no good or bad dreams; your imagination runs free. Images that you recognize when awake take on different, deeper meanings in slumber. When you awake, you wish you could see, hear, or feel what you just experienced but you are left with a mere fragment," Steeves mused. “My goal is to permit viewers to explore their own sub-conscience as they are torn back to reality from a dream”.

Steeves, lives in Valparaiso, IN, and works in Naperville, IL, is a self-taught artist with a career that has spanned over twenty-five years exhibiting throughout the Chicagoland area. His work includes elements of surrealism, primitive symbolic and postmodern realism focusing on the emotion of images and pointillistic, dot patterns. The subjects of the paintings are pulled from his subconscious and transferred to the canvas to allow both artist and viewer to analyze the meaning.