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The Reader's Choice: Rowley Kennerk

Peeking into Rowley Kennerk's tiny space can make me feel like most other commercial galleries in town are grotesquely provincial in their tastes. Kennerk shows the occasional Chicagoan with a national reputation, but his focus is on New York, LA, and European artists who create intimate experiences with subtle colors, expressive gestures, and humble materials. The gallery's been graced by Florian Morlat's fabric-and-newsprint wall pieces, David Lieske's light installations, Matthias Dornfeld's bright, scribbly canvases, and a group show that included postmodern masters Robert Heinecken, Richard Prince, and Cady Noland. Another recent group exhibit comprised incredible little portraits in subdued tones, handpicked from a number of collections. Next up, 4/3-5/2: Austrian sculptor Josef Strau. This place is an absolute gem.  Wed-Fri 11 AM-6 PM, Sat noon-5 PM, 119 N. Peoria, 3C, 773-983-0077, rowleykennerk.com. —Bert Stabler

&Our readers' choice: Intuit

 Tue-Wed and Fri-Sat 11 AM-5 PM, Thu 11 AM-7:30 PM, 756 N. Milwaukee, 312-243-9088, art.org.

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