Sunday, August 28, 2016
with how women are perceived. In her photographs, they are all fused into a single dreamlike image, so Kilim, below left, initially suggests a heap of oriental rugs, but a second glance reveals the female form obscured amid all the exotic patterns. In Dotty, a figure draped in a polka-dot fabric suggests a vintage Diane von Furstenburg fashion shoot arranged by a trendy ayatollah, and in Royal, a woman on a gold throne is swathed in blue silk that perfectly matches the satiny blue theater curtain behind her. But in Chandelier, top, a regal figure swathed in white against a black background wears a chandelier as a crown. By challenging our habitual expectations, Draped takes us on a mystery tour of the remote realms of the subconscious that we don't usually visit except in dreams.
Martine Chaisson Gallery, 727 Camp St., 302-7942; Soverign: New Work by Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, Through Sept. 25,Foundation Gallery, 1109 Royal St., 568-0955;