'Points and Icons'
Matthew Plumstead and Jeremy Lund's works blur the lines between art and geology with maps and charts that convey moody weather systems, archaeology and landscapes. Together they show behavior patterns and their directions, some of which are genuine and others, fictionalized.
In a written statement, Plumstead said that he wants to quietly describe settings or incidences that might be fake or maybe never even happened. He pointed to artifacts that share a similar shape and said that just as these cousin objects can mimic each other visually, his of maps of U.S. military campaigns in Iraq, of Florida hurricanes and thought processes can pretend to be real, too.
Similarly, printmaker Jeremy Lund also likes to talk about what isn't there. Especially when it comes to printmaking itself, which he summarized as a ghost process that "defines the absence of what is not seen, what exists no longer, or what will never exist the printed image does not readily expose its origins and leaves us with only a trace of what was."
Viewers are left to guess at the results.
Tu-Su thru Feb. 26; Tu-Th noon-8 p.m., F-Su noon-5 p.m. Rosalux Gallery, 1011 Washington Ave. S. Free. 747-3942, www.rosaluxgallery.com.
'Queen of the Remote Control'
This play tests out the attention deficit disorder inherent in a generation accustomed to endless options, buttons that change things and plenty of artificial screens to hide behind.
In this case, a teenage girl does her best to turn her Indian family on and off. So she watches a lot of TV. For her it's an escape and refuge from her parents, both India-born doctors living out a comfortable California version of the American Dream.
But why, really, does she need to watch so much TV? What exactly does she want to shut out? Find out what's really happening on the snowy channels in Sujata Bhatt's comic social commentary. See for yourself what kinds of secretive ventures might characterize the episode that's dramatic enough to be aired on TV.
W-Su Feb. 9-27; W-F 8 p.m., Sa 7 p.m., Su 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. 4th St. $10-$25. 338-6131, www.mixedblood.com.
Anna Pratt can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.