• Mary Bryson, from “Resisterectomy”

Give your eyes something exciting to stare at this weekend. Here’s what’s going down in visual arts.

Friday 12/6

“Resisterectomy” at Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry This exhibition brings together stories about gender reassignment surgery and breast cancer surgery from Chase Joynt and Mary Bryson. Yasmin Nair writes that the show “locates gender not as a finite end but as a more fraught series of questions, and it’s essential viewing for anyone interested to see where those might go.” Closing reception 5-8 PM.

“More Recent Video” at Aspect/Ratio The last day of a show of videos by Glen Fogel.

Saturday 12/7

“Black Panther Party Remembrance” at Arts Incubator Today marks the first day of a series of installations that explain the history of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. The opening reception (4-6 PM) includes performances by local poet/rapper Binky and Rebirth: A Poetry Ensemble.

Sunday 12/8
Errol Jacobson at Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art Your final chance to see this collection of the painter’s cityscapes.


“Lunch Drawings” at Firecat Projects Tony Fitzpatrick’s work mourns the death of his friend Lou Reed. Sarah Nardi writes that “Fitzpatrick created a series of work centered around the vivid, poignantly human imagery of Reed’s music, all the freaks and misfits he celebrated.” Exhibit closed on Sundays.