“Chicago Group Show,” photography. In an explosion of sheer un-themed photographic diversity, the gallery’s summer show brings together Les Boscke’s panoramic winter landscapes, Robert Babbin’s digitally altered deconstructed cityscapes simulating solarized prints, Adam Holtzman’s self-portraits in which he reduces his image to a degraded shadow, Seung Jae Kim’s aggro portraits with inverted backgrounds and Sarah McKemie’s and Terttu Uibopuu’s collaborative performance shots. Among these Chicago shooters who collectively offer a sampling of the current state of the art, McKemie and Uibopuu take the honors for their scenarios that threaten to give ennui a good name. In their banner image, we see McKemie from behind, bathed in blinding light, with her chin resting on her hand, staring out of a window into the impenetrable glare; and Uibopuu facing us staring blankly through the same window from outside, fixated on a glass ball on the sill—bored and oblivious, they are anti-heroines in an absurdist drama. (Michael Weinstein)
At Schneider Gallery, 230 W. Superior, (312)988-4033. Through August 30.