Fear of a Blank Pancake

When: Sat., Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through March 23 2016

This group exhibition showcases work by Kelly Akashi, Elizabeth Jaeger, Calvin Marcus, Anita Uddenberg and Charlie White, and runs the gamut from sculpture to video installation. White is a Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker who creates unnerving scenes that feature star people and otherworldly creatures interacting in curious ways. His 2013 photograph The Persuaders (from the series And Jeopardize the Integrity of the Hull) has a trio of menacing felt puppets coercing a disgusted-looking middle-aged woman on a Sesame Street-like set. Uddenberg uses styrofoam, glass fiber and aqua resin to create human forms, often female, that are contorted or compartmentalized so the focus is on the posterior. Her use of synthetic hair and contemporary clothes make her sculptures somehow less human upon closer examination, critiquing the dehumanizing effects of the male gaze and the hypersexualized way women are depicted in mass media.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission