DreamBox Gallery has been an alternative space for showcasing artists in Chicago since 2003.  Harrison’s Cafe joined the space in 2019 and together they offer a meeting place fueled by art and coffee.

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Exhibiting Artist:


COVERS by Tom Robinson
“Covering the Masters Series” is an intimate journey of Chicago artist into the work of masterpieces we all admire.
Tom Robinson’s outstanding artistic skills and his ability to look deeply into the painting resulted in quite an impressive collection. He has produced a remarkable series from Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Edward Hopper, John Singer Sargent, Paul Gauguin, Amedeo Modigliani, and Pablo Picasso.

Amedeo Modigliani, Jeanne Hebuterne with Hat and Necklace


Irena Siwek inspiration comes from people, nature and unpretentious things encountered in life. She elevates the simplicity and transforms the ordinary. Within countless hours spend in the repetition of line and its movement, her drawings transform dense graphical patterns by the use of kaleidoscopic arrays of forms: lines, objects, circles, dots and curves.  

Siwek distinctive self-taught perspective contributes to the creative authenticity of her work, which is intriguing, engaging and introspective. Her drawings exhibit attributes of whimsy abstract expressionism, surrealism and fantasy.


Piotr Antonow’s paintings combine the elements of abstraction with realistic representation.  His compositions allow the lines, colors, and shapes to come together to define the realistic details of the form, that brings into view a degree of the inner world and the individuality of a subject.


“Anything you see, anything you know or anything you shall see, anything you shall know will remain only for a while!”  Mehmet Murat ildan

The presence of camera always alters the reality, but our perception of reality leaves a lot to the imagination. The experience of the moment becomes a dialog between impressions and meaning, were the element of time and nature transform the landscape beyond its recognition.  A new sense of place is created, like a new memory.  It is unexpected, never static and always in the making.

The proximity of Silence Series #7, Winter Landscape (Pinhole Camera), Color Print, 2016.

Meditating under the Himalayan Birch Tree, 16×20, Color Print, 2019.


Clay is a medium that energizes my creativity, channels my thoughts. For somebody, it’s a pen and piece of paper. For me, it’s clay in my hand.


Egg of Knowledge, Terracota, Oxides, 14 x 5.5 x 8, 2015.