Shayne Ehman's sculpture The Dead Bodies of Humanity looks, sounds and initially feels darker than it actually is. It's a wooden box with a blue velvet interior, which has small magnifying glasses evenly spaced inside. The specimens are too small to make out until you lean forward and put your eye near each glass. Then what you're staring at are googly-eyed, goofy faces, like the kind you might put on a sock puppet. Ehman's Dead Bodies box features in “Apparatus,” a group exhibition loosely about the human form, curated by artist Tim Barber at M+B. 612 N. Almont Drive, W. Hlywd.; through Aug. 31. (310) 550-0050,

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: July 11. Continues through Aug. 31, 2013

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