Want something visually stimulating to marvel at this weekend? The Reader has you covered. Here’s what’s on tap:
Molly M. Brandt & Jory Drew: Standard Size at LeRoy Neiman Center Lobby. The two artists explore the commercial aspects of photography.
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.
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.
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.