Diary comic, 2012, by Rachel Foss
  • Diary comic, 2012, by Rachel Foss

After a week of staring at a computer screen, it’s about time you expose your eyes to something exciting. Here’s what’s going down in visual arts this weekend.

Friday 2/28

“To Perform, To Conceal” at Crowded House Gallery Today’s the last day to see an exhibit curated by Paul-David Young that features photographs he discovered in a Humboldt Park Dumpster. Digital artist Molly Soda was identified as the photographer after word got out about the exhibit, and she said she was perplexed by the whole thing. Read Aimee Levitt’s write-up about the show, and her follow-up story on Soda.

Saturday 3/1

“Pigeon Hill: Then and Now” at Catherine Edelman Gallery Your last chance to see Jeffrey Wolin’s presentation of photographic portraits featuring low-income residents of Bloomington, Indiana.

Sunday 3/2

“Promiscuous Code” at Julius Caeser The closing day of an exhibition by the Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality (ATOM-r) collective.


“This Was Supposed to Help” at Beauty & Brawn Art Gallery and Think Space Cartoonist and illustrator Rachel Foss depicts life’s joys and frustrations in a collection of works. Read Sarah Nardi’s write-up here. Exhibit runs through 3/30.

“Renoir’s True Colors: Science Solves a Mystery” at Art Institute of Chicago The conservation team tasked with maintaining Renoir’s Madame Léon Clapisson in all its glory discovered there’s more to the impressionist painting than meets the eye. This exhibition shows the scientific and technologic processes used to uncover the painting’s secrets and restore its original bright hues. On display through 4/27.