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Puppets of the Abyss

With wife Lisa Krause, a professional puppeteer, Espey has transformed his graphic novel “Songs of the Abyss” into a grotesque puppet show he calls “Ishi’s Brain.”

Space Jam

At night, Pilsen is bathed in a kind of urban yellow. The light slides over buildings, all either half-lit or dark. What makes Roxaboxen Exhibitions striking, then, are the red letters hanging in the window.

Winter lovin’

Maybe you can try to levitate, or something,”the guitarist for Magic Gloves joked to the straight-faced crowd. He was two songs into his band’s set in the basement of Roxaboxen art gallery, which last Friday hosted Contraphonic Record’s third annual “Winter of Love” party, the local label’s attempt to cure the winter blues.

The Graduates

All-white walls enclose an unidentifiable treadmill-like device, the whoop, whoop, whoop-ing of its enormous belts sounding throughout the room. This gallery-within-a-gallery at the University of Chicago’s DOVA Temporary exhibition space in Harper Court was created by graduating Master of Fine…