The too-attractive-to-be-true, bashfully happy look of the model in Zoe Ghertner's photograph Her Smile is genuinely arresting. She has her hand resting on her hair, and sunlight, shining through what must be a fence, casts gridded shadows across her face and perfectly starched blazer and blouse. Since Ghertner installed the photo upside down, the blazer's collar is at the top, and the model's fingers and hair at the bottom, which compels you to pay more attention to the components of what would make perfect sense as a Calvin Klein ad. Other work in “Lens Reflex,” curated by artist Steven Baldi at Thomas Duncan Gallery, tries to turn smooth stylishness on its head, too. 6109 Melrose Ave.; through April 19. (310) 494-1177, thomasduncangallery.com.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: March 14. Continues through April 19, 2014
(Expired: 04/19/14)