Celia Butler makes mixed-media pieces, combining objects made of pulled-sugar with fashion photography in works such as Sugar Gloss, which shows a woman's neck adorned by an oversize amber-colored bow. Her work challenges society's stereotypical idea of female beauty. Her compatriot Nathan Dube is a metalsmith who explores male identity in America. He reinterprets little boys' toys; his Popgun is a re-imagined spit-wad shooter that targets iconic cowboy idols from three generations: John Wayne, Paul Newman and Billy Crystal. (Okay, Billy Crystal is more cowboy-ish than actual cowboy.)
There’s an opening reception with the artists 5:30 to 7 p.m. on October 19. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Through December 23.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 19. Continues through Dec. 23, 2012