Alley Studies V

alleys

Chicago is famous for its large geometric grid of streets. These streets are the framework for which the city’s rich and diverse population has built its neighborhoods. However, there is another network of roadways that is almost as large and maybe more interesting than its streets. A secondary lattice of alleys, overlayed and offset from the streets is where the burg takes care of its dirty business. It’s a place where garbage is collected, parking is accessed and power is delivered. It’s also a place where many acts that aren’t meant for public view are carried out.

As part of its mission to introduce new art, this winter very soon Neoteric Art will publish a book of studies by William Dolan that explore Chicago’s rich and diverse collection of alleyways. Here, we present the last of them.

Alley Study 13 with Newspaper Cart

Alley Study 13 with Newspaper Cart | digital marker | 10½"x7"

Alley Study 14 with Christmas Trees

Alley Study 14 with Christmas Trees | digital markers | 10½"x7"

Alley Study 15 with Water Tower

Alley Study 15 with Water Tower | digital markers | 10½"x7"

Alley Study 16 with L Tracks

Alley Study 16 with L Tracks | digital markers | 10½"x7"

Alley Study 17 with 354

Alley Study 17 with 354 | digital markers | 10½"x7"

Alley Study 18 with Beach

Alley Study 18 with Beach | digital markers | 10½"x7"

Alley Study 19 with 4 Plus 1

Alley Study 19 with 4 Plus 1 | digital markers | 10½"x7"

Alley Study 20 with Scavenger's Truck

Alley Study 20 with Scavenger's Truck | digital markers | 10½"x7"