Robert Davis & Michael Langlois

These days, with fears of Islamic terrorism so high, a wall covered with Arabic script would seem to invite a visit form the FBI. Yet the gorgeous gold lettering on a green-splashed wall, called How Can You Buy or Sell the Sky, is the centerpiece to this ambitious installation. The gallery calls "Into the Void: The Battle of the Martyr as Told by Ingres" a meta-fable about a 15-year-old Palestinian-American girl who contemplates Chief Seattle and considers the meaning of honor. (Indians and Palestinians, both forced from their land...coincidence?) Forest scenes tie to this somehow. The concept doesn't come across too clearly, but you could stare at the Sky wall for hours. There's no translation for the script, which may make the fable that much more meta. (Also on view: small, sliced busts and heads by local sculptor Tanya Batura.) BRIAN MILLER

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: May 20. Continues through June 19, 2010

 
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