Peter Illig: The Logic of Dreams


Opening Reception: Friday February 26, 2010 at 6pm

  • First Friday Hours: March 5th 6-9pm
Artist Peter Illig at Hinterland - photo by Ken Hamel/

(from the press release)

THE LOGIC of DREAMS: 62-foot long charcoal drawing by Peter Illig

Join us for the opening reception on February 26, Friday, 6pm. The exhibit will also be open for 1st Friday on March 5nd, from 6-9pm. To see the show by appointment - call Sabin Aell at 720-309-1764. Hinterland is located at 3254 Walnut Street in the Rino Art District.

"The Logic of Dreams" is featuring the 62-foot long charcoal drawing by Peter Illig. This drawing, only shown once before in Denver, is a series of images that derive from popular culture, art history, and dreams, that serve as metaphors for love, sex, psychology, and the making of art in the 21st century.

"The Logic of Dreams is a metaphor for the outward appearance of the rational, observed world that surrounds us. Is the world operating only on scientific principles, or is it more like a dream, drifting from image to symbol….an illusion of “cause and effect”? Physicists find matter and the cosmos hard to measure and explain. The Uncertainty Principle, quantum mechanics and Chaos Theory point to a world where matter cannot be proven to exist, where subject and object cannot be separated, and (pay attention here) consciousness may be determining reality."

"We participate in the creation of our world by the act of observing. This has important implications for artists. But we can seek the spiritual, not by avoiding matter, but by immersing ourselves in it. The charcoal I’m drawing with was once a living thing. Everything is related to everything else. Thoughts are things. And so are dreams."

"The drawings are the incomplete narrative of love and existence, metaphors for sensations and thoughts. The 'sleep of reason' leads to another plane. It’s not machinery, but magic. "

- Peter Illig

Peter Illig is represented by Plus+Gallery.

3254 Walnut St.
Denver CO, 80205