He began sculpting sinks in the 1980s, tilting some, warping others, but Robert Gober did not at first remember that, years before, he had a recurring dream about sinks. He had dreamed of “finding a room within my home that I didn't know existed,” Gober told writer Craig Gholson in 1989. “That room was full of sinks. … There was sunlight pouring in the room, and there was water running in all the sinks.” Sunlight pours into the gallery in his new exhibition at Matthew Marks, and the sinks are half pristine, half perverse. Hairy, severed, wax-colored arms weave through the plaster gauze that holds up the otherwise smooth, enamel-covered basins. 1062 N. Orange Grove Ave.; through April 6. (323) 654-1830, matthewmarks.com.

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