• Kevin Nelson-Bouck erected four towers of what look to be wood sticks (actually ceramic rods) stacked 17 feet tall — and dramatically so because they list preciously to one side.

• Hye Yeon Park's Grasping at Clouds are delicate white bags/necklaces made of gossamer organza that could be jellyfish.


• Evelyn Eastmond presents three canvases — yellow, pink, and cream — each below a monitor glowing with the matching color like a minimalist, technological mirage.

• Peter Croteau's Mountain photos are majestic shots of mysterious peaks beneath dramatic cloudy skies. But you sense something is off, and slowly come to suspect that they actually depict heaps of construction debris.

• Kate Walton decorates her Classy vases with crude drawings of scantily clad ladies amidst beer cans, vampire bunnies, tigers, dinosaurs, and pickup trucks. The porcelain jars could be artifacts of white trash American glory.

• Dima Gavrysh's lush, thoughtful photojournalism of the war in Afghanistan, the ruins of Chernobyl, and the Hindu Holi festival in India has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, and People magazine. Here his black and white photos of Afghanistan — sandbags piled between blast walls, fluttering pigeons, a cloud billowing above mountains like an atomic blast — are not as clear or urgent, but they resonate as odd, dreamlike outtakes from the war.

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