You have to decide what to pay attention to when looking at Jay Stuckey's new oil paintings at Anat Ebgi gallery: The faded-out blond superwoman near center, rendered in the childlike hand Stuckey always uses? The angry woman with an ax in a bottom-right corner? The faceless man in a canoe? Or the page from Stuckey's day planner, pasted near the top of a canvas, on which he's written he's proud of his life, even if he doesn't know why. Each painting is full of figures and vignettes, none more prominent than others, which makes viewing a choose-your-own-adventure sort of experience. 2660 S. La Cienega Blvd., Culver City; through Saturday, Nov. 9. (310) 838-2770,

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