In a tour-de-force of performance art, Ana Gagliardi persuaded twelve photographers to shoot her affecting her multifarious personae in “the cell-phone-style images depicted on Match.com.” Do we want to hook up with her? Gagliardi has a little bit of something for everyone—desperate suburban housewife, blase yuppie, “hard candy” in tight jeans, manic screamer, pensive depressive, fashionista on a motor scooter, and the beat goes on. She wears it all well, always introducing a dollop of irony worthy of her Gen X roots and milking each photographer for everything he or she is worth. At her opening, Gagliardi showed up in tight black jeans, black sandals and a low-cut black top with a message emblazoned in white letters reading “I Renewed My Vows at Graceland Wedding Chapel Las Vegas.” With whom? (Michael Weinstein)
Through July 13 at Studio 101 Gallery, 1932 S. Halsted, (312)624-8291.