• Leo Schmitz

Want something visually stimulating to marvel at this weekend? The Reader has you covered. Here’s what’s on tap:

Thursday 8/29

Molly M. Brandt & Jory Drew: Standard Size at LeRoy Neiman Center Lobby. The two artists explore the commercial aspects of photography.

Friday 8/30

Synthetic Ritual at Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery. Group show featuring multidisciplinary work that showcases human habit and ritual. Reception Friday.

Danielle Chenette: Your Future Family at the Peanut Gallery. An exhibition of paintings that explore the contrast between classic portraits and modern manifestations of comedy in Chicago.

Saturday 8/31

The Economics of Art 2013 at Vertical Gallery. The closing day of an exhibit featuring multidisciplinary work that presents themes of reproduction and commerce in the contemporary art industry.

Sunday 9/1

Bulbous Conundrum at Rotofugi Gallery. The final day of an exhibition featuring Michael Slack’s illustrations and prints.


Our Work: Modern Jobs—Ancient Origins at the Oriental Institute. An exhibition of photographs featuring individuals of different professions posing with ancient objects related to their jobs. See Aimee Levitt’s write-up here.