Pei-San Ng


Street Studies: Ikea Remixed

Exhibited at Street Studies Group Show, Chicago Art Department, June 2005

Ikea Wall Sconces + layers of photographs of Madison St. on vellum.

Madison Ave. holds special meaning to many because it is the zero point, the street that splits Chicago address into East and West. Madison helps foreigner like me navigate the city. I took a stroll down Madison and I documented what I saw with a digital camera. The landmarks I saw were St. Peter’s Church, Claes Oldenburg’s Bat Column, the Presidential Towers, CTA train station and so forth. The views were all worm’s eye views.

I placed the photographs in square wall sconces to mimic the skyscaper’s window light at night – one of my favorite things about the city.