Rachel Lachowicz's current show at Shoshana Wayne smells like a makeup counter, one that doesn't sell perfume — all waxy, lotionlike and chalky. Her wall works and sculptures are made of makeup or, in the case of the powder-filled geometric plexiglass forms, at least have makeup in them. The best are the colorful text pieces, precisely assembled out of small tins of eyeshadow. “True Colors,” says an especially bright one — the message recalls a Benetton ad, but it includes so many squares of color that it looks like a pixelated photo. “Context Is Queen,” says another that's all shades of gray. 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica; through April 6. (310) 453-7535, shoshanawayne.com.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Nov. 2. Continues through Dec. 21, 2013

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