“Did you ever cheat on Mom?” “What is she like in bed?” “Why do you avoid conflict?” “Do you ever feel uncomfortable at parties?” Karl Haendel and a cast of other men direct these questions to their absent dads in Haendel's video Questions for My Father. It's on view at Susanne Vielmetter Projects, along with a host of careful graphite drawings by Haendel, of football players, Bob Dylan or tennis rackets. One wall-length drawing replicates a newspaper clipping about disabled-accessible lap dances. If you are the sum of your own interests, neuroses, fears and questions, Haendel's show, called Informal Family Blackmail, is a beautifully complex self-portrait. 6006 Washington Blvd., Culver City; through June 28. (310) 837-2117, vielmetter.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: May 26. Continues through June 28, 2012
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