Emilie Halpern's pitch-perfect exhibitions keep proving that art and artists can be well-adjusted, levelheaded and still interesting. Her second solo show at Pepin Moore, called “Jamais Vu” (which means “never seen,” and refers to a phenomenon similar to deja vu), includes a small hole in the wall, a puddle that never dries up, a lightning rod and two photos of the artist's sleeping mother. All of it together is meant to conjure that eerie “I'm sure I've been here before” feeling, and it does. 933 Chung King Road, Chinatown; through Feb. 18. (213) 626-0501, pepinmoore.com.

Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Jan. 14. Continues through Feb. 18, 2012

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