Jeremy Blakes digital video Winchester distorts our perception of the tall, dark stranger by placing the iconic image of a cowboy in an abstracted version of heiress Sarah Winchesters house the famous, reputedly haunted, California mansion. Greta Pratts photo series Nineteen Lincolns challenges our view of the revered president by replacing him with 19 impersonators. The artists have taken historical images and motifs, dusted them off and created art thats surprisingly fresh and captivating. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 5216 Montrose. The show opens Saturday, May 10, and runs through July 20. For information, call 713-284-8250 or visit www.camh.org. Free.
May 3-July 20, 2008