Mai-Thu Perret's sculptures always remind me of shag rugs – thick, over-the-top objects that are still somehow entirely fashionable. In her new show, “Astral Plane” at David Kordansky, the glazed wall-hanging growths and the vessels sitting on pedestals, with gnarly nubs next to smooth shining surfaces inside them, contrast with the restrained, hand-woven tapestries and a pristine black donkey of birch and rattan also on view. She's letting loose and holding back at once, and it works. 3143 S. La Cienega Blvd.; through July 6. (310) 558-3030,

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Jan. 25. Continues through March 22, 2014
(Expired: 03/22/14)

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