• A still from Derek Brunen’s Plot

Here’s what’s going down this weekend in visual arts:

Thursday 11/14

“Wood Works” at Columbia College’s A+D Gallery Group show featuring multidisciplinary work that demonstrates the physical and visual aspects of wood. Reception 5-8 PM.

Friday 11/15

“Realistic Fantasy” at Gallery 7 Today is the last day to see this exhibition of realist paintings by Charles Moesch.

Saturday 11/16

“Bits and Pieces” at Arc Gallery The closing day of an exhibition featuring mixed-media constructions by Iris Goldstein.

Sunday 11/17

“Will You Step Into My Parlour?” at Lillstreet Art Center Today’s your last chance to view a reproduction of comic artist Nicole Hollander’s (Sylvia) living room/studio.


“The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology” at the Museum of Contemporary Art This exhibition explores how history and archaeology can inform contemporary art and features work dating back no further than 2000, including contributions by Derek Brunen, Jason Lazarus, and Tony Tasset. Read Sam Worley’s review here. Closed Mondays.

“DIY (Visits Chicago): Photographers and Books” at Columbia College’s Center for Book and Paper Arts A look at the emergence of print-on-demand photo books and other publishing innovations in the photo world. Closed Sundays.