Curated by Kenneth Heyne of Rover gallery and Kailyn Perry, the show is packed with 11 Chicago-based painters who examine the cultural processes used to create these illusions. “They employ bathroom humor, sexuality, body building culture, and drunken shenanigans — all while referencing visual tropes from art history,” read the curatorial notes. “The works range from tender to unapologetically bragging and hope to champion individuals necessity to reconstruct reality.”

— KT Hawbaker Chicago Tribune