What's mom like in bed?
"Did you ever cheat on Mom?" "What is she like in bed?" "Why do you avoid conflict?" "Do you ever feel uncomfortable at parties?" Karl Haendel and a cast of other men direct these questions to their absent dads in Haendel's video Questions for My Father. It's on view at Susanne Vielmetter Projects, along with a host of careful graphite drawings by Haendel, of football players, Bob Dylan or tennis rackets. One wall-length drawing replicates a newspaper clipping about disabled-accessible lap dances. If you are the sum of your own interests, neuroses, fears and questions, Haendel's show, called Informal Family Blackmail, is a beautifully complex self-portrait. 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City; through June 28. (310) 837-2117, vielmetter.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: May 26. Continues through June 28, 2012
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