You should get up close to the sculptures at newly opened Ambach & Rice gallery. Then take them in from a distance. Grant Barnhart's unfired clay figures could be love children of Spielberg's E.T. and one of those lush, anatomically confusing ladies in Picasso's Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 15. Continues through Nov. 12, 2011

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