Elizabeth Peyton paints what compels her. Often her subjects are iconic: Michelle Obama or Marie Antoinette. Sometimes they're her friends. In her current show at Regen Projects, David Bowie, artist Alex Katz, opera singer Jonas Kaufman and a dog named Felix appear in small, loose oil paintings, hung a good distance from each other. There's no theme and no effort to tie the works together. They're just pictures by someone who's truly interested. 9016 Santa Monica Blvd., W. Hlywd.; through May 12. (310) 276-5424, regenprojects.com.

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