Mira Dancy, who’s based in Brooklyn, initially thought about calling her Night Gallery exhibition “Isis.” It would be in reference to the Egyptian goddess, not the Islamic State, but she worried it could conjure the wrong associations. She titled the show “Is She Is She Psychic” instead (“Is She Is She” can be abbreviated “ISIS”), and the work in it is a lot about associations. A glass plate with two short stories about the goddess Isis written on it in black lettering hangs from the ceiling, and video projected outside shows Dancy’s painted images interposed over images of New York streets. But most of the show consists of paintings of women who are a cross between stylized deities and the kind of silhouettes you’d see on beauty parlor signs. You can’t tell if they’re powerful or pawns.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-7 p.m. Starts: Feb. 5. Continues through Feb. 21, 2015
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