Charles Ray is good at immortalizing vulnerability, like when he sculpted his bespectacled, awkward self staring up at a towering woman or when he hired a Japanese craftsman to carve a life-size replica of a fallen, rotting hinoki tree. In his just-opened show at Matthew Marks, a naked, bearded man stares across at a woman sleeping on a bench, using her purse as a pillow. It's all cast in stainless steel, so its creepiness feels permanent. 1062 N. Orange Grove Ave.; through June 23. (323) 654-1830,

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