Back in the nineteenth-century, in the days before video, people could tickle their visual fancy by putting on 3-D glasses and peering into two slightly different photos of the same subject placed side by side that—with a practiced squint—would merge into one image that simulated depth perception. Fascinated by the stereograph, James Jensen has avidly collected these commercial wonders, and now we can share in what one young viewer called a “trippy” experience (glasses are provided). Once you get the hang of it, you will be addicted for a while, intrigued by the way postcard-type pictures morph into scenes that you are forced to inhabit. You will not need LSD to be carried away into the Kilburn Brothers’ studies of frost, which pop out at you and suspend you in the proverbial psychedelic moment—at least for a few seconds. (Michael Weinstein)
Through March 15 at Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan.