chicago: found graffiti

country club heads for chicago for a collab solo show at andrew rafacz gallery by artist ben durham. called found graffiti, the exhibition opens on sat - feb 4 [4pm-7pm] and features new works on paper and installations composed of stained glass. in these two recent bodies of work, graffiti functions as an unofficial language that speaks directly of the people and the places where it was sprayed, scratched, or marked. in the graffiti map body of work, the artist collected found graffiti imagery and transcribed them with graphite and ink onto the handmade paper surface. for the series of stained glass installations, durham focused solely upon the graffiti of public bathroom stalls. location: 835 west washington boulevard [west loop].

© ben durham