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Seeing Is a Kind of Thinking

This insightful idea is the title of the overwhelmingly good Jim Nutt companion show at the Chicago MCA. It’s a mesmerizing and weird mix of work inspired by folk art, comics, and surrealism, all driven by sexual and psychedelic energy. The show goes beyond Nutt’s affiliation with Chicago’s Hairy Who including Mike Kelley, Kai Althoff, Margarita Manzelli, Tomma Abts. Eric Lebofsky, Enrico Baj and Robert Lostutter (pictured, Untitled (Blue Flower), 1972)…