As soon as you walk into Egan Frantz's exhibition at Roberts & Tilton in Culver City, you hear gurgling. You look down and see water bubbling out of a Champagne bottle standing in a PVC bucket that's covered in cheesecloth. A clear PVC hose stretches across from the gallery's back corner, feeding water into the bucket. Walk to the left and you'll encounter a horizontal metal pan on the wall, another metal pan standing up and then more buckets of water gurgling beneath cheesecloth. Wandering through feels like finding your way through a spare, eccentric maze and, while you suspect there's a treasure at the maze's center, you never actually believe you'll find it or recognize it when you see it. 5801 Washington Blvd.; through Dec. 15. (323) 549-0223,

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