Peepholes and mystics
Maya Deren, a charmingly mysterious filmmaker, made The Very Eye of Night in 1958, only three years before her death. It shows a night sky and dancers floating or flopping across the screen. Its mystical playfulness inspired the current show at Jancar Gallery. Six female artists contributed, including Tricia Lawless Murray, whose three Solar Annulus boxes have peepholes you can peer through to watch a mini-lightshow take place. The one to the far left is the best. You'll look through and see your own eye reflected back at you, while a wheel of mirrors spins around the erotic desert dreamscape Murray created inside. 961 Chung King Road, Chinatown; through August 4. (213) 259-3770, jancargallery.com.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: June 30. Continues through Aug. 4, 2012
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