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 Jessica Sladek,  Cape Tribulation,  2017

Jessica Sladek, Cape Tribulation, 2017

Current Exhibition:


by Jessica Sladek

Exhibition Dates: October 26th - December 29th, 2018

Opening Reception: October 26th, 5 - 7:30pm

Jessica Sladek's work is guided by a desire to envision our environment without idealization.  In this brand new body of work, Sladek's large-scale photographs capture Australia's Daintree Rainforest.  Sladek's work invites the viewer to become entangled in a lush, sometimes terrifying, and complicated realm where one may pause, wait, and see what emerges.

Wait-a-While is named for a vine integral to the Daintree Rainforest that acts to stitch the forest together. When caught in its sharp, hooked spines, one must stop, and wait a while in order to untangle themselves. Wait-a-While also refers to Sladek's slow creative process while making photographs, and the laborious time spent in post-production. The works utilize scale and detail to create a subtle sense of physical immersion and encourage prolonged observation.  

 Jessica Sladek (American, b. 1981) is a photographic artist based in Chicago, IL whose work explores human relationship and experience with the natural world, and the ways we represent nature in landscape.  Sladek earned her MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2017, an Associate Degree in commercial photography from Harrington College of Design in 2006, and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree from Carthage College in 2003. She received the Stuart Abelson Fellowship in 2017, and is the current Artist Fellow at the Arts Club of Chicago.

Upcoming Exhibitions:


Whit Forrester

Exhibition Dates: January 11th - February 23rd, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday January 11th, 5 - 7:30pm


Past Exhibitions:

Lisa Lindvay and Robyn Day: September 7th - October 20th

Deceptive Beauty: July 13th - September 1st, 2018

Spring Showcase: May 4th - June 30th, 2018

Experimental Approaches: Part II: March 16th - April 28th, 2018

Experimental Approaches: Part I: January 5th - March 3rd, 2018

David Hilliard: Regarding Others: November 3 - December 30, 2017

Universus by Tatiana Parcero:  September 1 – October 28

30th Anniversary Show: July 7 – August 26th

Kilimanjaro: The Last Glacier by Ian van Coller: May 5 - July 1, 2017

Anonymous Women by Patty Carroll:  March 3 - April 29, 2017

Schneider Gallery Winter Showcase:  January 6 - February 25, 2017

Juan Jose Barboza-Bubo & Andrew Mroczek:  Virgens de la Puerta:  November 4 - December 30th, 2016

Laura Stevens: Another November: September 2nd - October 29th, 2016

Schneider's Summer Showcase: August 5th - 30th, 2016

Reconstructing The Portrait: K.K. DePaul and Liz Steketee: June 3rd - July 30th 2016

Frances F. Denny: Let Virtue Be Your Guide: April 1st - May 31st 2016

The Image Underneath: Mel Keiser,Krista Wortendyke,Diane Meyer:January 29th-March 29th 2016

Lynn Saville: Dark City : October 2nd-November 28th 2015

Melissa Ann Pinney: A Selection Of Images From the Series Two: September 5th-29th 2015

Mathew Bender: Tracing Like Fingers : June 4th - August 31st 2015

Justin Nolan: Stages of Persuasion June 4th - August 31st 2015

Schneider  Gallery's Showcase: A selection of artwork from our Artists:April 9th-June 3rd 2015

A group exhibition of gallery ArtistsFebruary 6th - April 7th 2015