The Way the Mystic Sees
In the inaugural group exhibition at the gallery’s new River West location, artists including Nick Cave and Max Guy, take stock of our contemporary surveillance state.
Through December 14
(SAIC Sullivan Galleries)
A wide-ranging group exhibition, featuring new work by Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Chicago artists Josh Rios, John Preus and others, tackles the untenable, changing nature of labor under late capitalism.
Through November 27
Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989)
The late artist’s first solo exhibition in Chicago features beautifully composed photographs that confront issues that remain relevant today: from racism in the art world to homophobia.
Opens November 2
Leon Polk Smith: Endless Space
Smith’s irregularly shaped, minimalist canvases, with rich colors that signify the landscapes of his Native American upbringing, continue to stun, decades after their creation.
Through November 23
Martha Rosler: Passionate Signals
The feminist artist displays nature-based photo and video work, which ponders the cost of producing “natural” flowers and gardens.
Through January 31