Photographer Bryan Weinper is the son and grandson of architects. This particular offering is a documentation of the eloquence of outsider art installations placed on the walls of buildings in various neighborhoods in Chicago.
It presents a different angle of public space use and communication and points to the fragility of the messages that are left. The Pompeians, among other ancient societies, were communicating by placing scratches on the walls of buildings. This series reveals layers of messages. It is a time capsule within a time capsule. It discloses a Classic Chicago of beatniks, rock bands, visionaries, artists and small business advertisements.
Pedestrian as it may be, it is a magical archeological dig of the cares and concerns to be announced to the passerby. These installations can shape a landscape.
Photography by Bryan Weinper
Curated by Kay Whitfield