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Rouse your retinas with something visually appealing this weekend. Here’s what’s going down in visual arts.

Friday 1/24

“The Modernist Painter” at Gallery 19 The opening day of a group show featuring paintings that explore concepts of modernist landscape art in a postmodern era. Reception 6:30 PM.

“The Production Line of Happiness” at Art Institute of Chicago The first day to view work by photographer Christopher Williams that critiques the conventions of commercial images and photojournalism.

Saturday 1/25

“The Tyranny of Good Taste” at Columbia College Glass Curtain Gallery The last day to view a group show exploring defiance of the art-world order in hard economic times. Read Sarah Nardi’s write-up here.

“Books” at Corbett vs. Dempsey The final day of an exhibition featuring Arturo Herrera’s mixed-media works on the pages of books.

Sunday 1/26

“Keep Calm and Carry On: Textiles on the Home Front in WWII Britain” at Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Your last chance to view an exhibit containing textiles, clothing, home decor, and more from the World War II-era UK. The artifacts give insight into the war’s influence on fashion and beauty.


“Strange Bedfellows” at Columbia College’s Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery This traveling collection of collaborative work explores the nature of queer art. Yasmin Nair recommends the exhibit because it “manages to be evocative rather than simply declarative.”