LEVY CENTER MURAL - CODAworx

LEVY CENTER MURAL

Client: CHICAGO DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

Location: CHICAGO, IL, United States

Completion date: 2023

Artwork budget: $90,000

Project Team

ARTIST

JEFF ZIMMERMANN

JAZIM, INC.

ARTIST

CHRISTOPHE GAUSPARRO

Overview

We created a mural on panel to highlight the ethos of the Levy Center and used the community as models for the characters within the artwork. A custom hanging system was developed to be durable, safe, lightweight and cost effective. This hanging system allows for access to the buildings structure in the future and allows for the work to be protected if there are any major changes to the building where the artwork is located. Working on panels allowed the artists to work off site for weeks and only spend one week on on site installation.

Goals

Our goals were to present the diversity of the community organically and create an engaging and dynamic piece of art for the public.

Process

The staff of the Levy Center helped organize meeting with the community to hear their stories and then discover the ethos of the Center. We organized 2 photo shoots to try and involve as many members as possible and to ensure all diverse parts of this community were included.