As soon as you walk through the door at Redling Fine Art, you are standing inches from one of Dash Manley's paintings. All the paintings in his current exhibition are double-sided — maybe with fields of color on raw linen on one side and a Plexiglas-covered collage on the other — and leaning against upright steel armatures bolted to the floor at various angles that make the room feel like a maze. This installation is The Great Train Robbery (Scene 3, Version B). Scene 3, Version C is in a storage unit you'll have to walk to from Redling's space. The paintings there are similar but closer together. That the 1903 Western The Great Robbery, about bandits who rob a bank and then hijack a train, inspired these installations won't matter explicitly until you go to LAXArt in Culver City, where Scene 3, Version A is installed and see the accompanying hi-res stop-motion video, in which Manley acts out the scene, ducking and falling with his paintings as sets. 6757 Santa Monica Blvd. and 2640 S. La Cienega Blvd.; through June 29. (323) 230-7415, redlingfineart.com.

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: May 7. Continues through June 29, 2013

Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.

LA Weekly