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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Jancar Gallery

961 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-259-3770

www.jancargallery.com