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Immersion in Silence

The Mikvah Project Janice Rubin at the Spertus Museum, through October 21 One portrait in the middle of “The Mikvah Project” captures the show’s essential stillness. Untitled, as are all 40 color and black-and-white photographs in the collection, the image draws the eye up from the indigos at the bottom through the soft grays in […]

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The Human Touch

Bruce Nauman: Eleven Color Photographs Portfolio, 1966-’67 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, through July 7 Bruce Nauman’s Self-Portrait as a Fountain shows the artist spouting a stream of water. Drill Team is a photograph of five erect auger bits partially drilled into a block of wood. Feet of Clay is an image of feet […]

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Lives in the Balance

Southern Africa, 1936-1949: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee at the Harold Washington Library Center, through June 9 Paying too much attention, as the curators of this exhibit have, to the Bauhaus influence on Constance Stuart Larrabee (1914-2000) may make you miss some of the historical lessons in her work. True, she was a modernist photographer […]