Curator John Knuth covered the walls of “The Paranoia of Time,” the show he organized at Carter & Citizen in Culver City, with thermal survival blankets. That sounds rugged, but the blankets are gold and glistening, so the room looks almost flamboyant. In the gold-walled gallery, there are inside jokes (like Heather Cantrell's image of artist John Baldessari as “Father Time”), adolescent experiments (Cody Hudson changing the “Fair” in “Vanity Fair” to “Fuck”), narratives about unrealized suicide and meteors on a table. Altogether the work, supposedly about the anxiety time causes, is actually anxiety-inducing, which must mean it hit its mark. 2648 La Cienega Ave.; through April 28. (213) 359-2504, carterandcitizen.com.

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