Remember those cast pictures from Saved by the Bell, the fluffy high school show set in the Palisades of the '80s and '90s? They had hot pink, purple or teal backdrops, the color fading out at the edges, and girls wore scrunchies or sweatshirts that fell off their bare shoulders. The paintings in Brad Spence's current Shoshana Wayne Gallery exhibition, called “Of Age,” look like these posters felt. All 4 to 5 feet tall, they show washes of soft pink, which fades into purple, then to sky blue or aggressive teal cylinders on top of an expanse of hot pink. It's all too bold, flip and optimistic for its own good. 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica; through April 6. (310) 453-7535,

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