For the set of "Some. Things. Curious," Convery and Mellick have transformed SPACE like you've never seen it before, from a cavernous warehouse to a snappy '50s domestic showroom. Five types of silkscreened Modernist wallpaper (a bold one contributed by Dana Fehsenfeld) coat the walls where the drawings are hung. In one, a tapestry of small yellow portraits (of a glum horse, a hog with mouth agape, a noble elephant) is printed on a red background, summoning the idealized charm of the set of a Wes Anderson film. In another, a hot pink flower pattern is silkscreened onto the wall itself, with welcome imperfections. While adorable and attractive, this arrangement might frame the work a bit whimsically, but alas, such are the concessions of curiosity.

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"SOME. THINGS. CURIOUS" | Drawings by Kimberly Convery and Kreh Mellick | through October 22 | at SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St, Portland | 207.828.5600

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