''Katy Horan: Keep Your Arms from Going Astray''deals with old-fashioned notions of female behavior, dress and etiquette. The mixed-media artist produces pieces, often tissue, graphite and gouache on paper or ink on paper, that resemble Renaissance portraits or Victorian pictures. One image shows a ghostlike figure of a woman, one hand covering her mouth as if in surprise. Set against a black background, she’s made up of whites and grays, adding to the ghostly effect. Via press materials, Horan says, ''My hope is that the image will be at once identifiable and ambiguous.'' Translation: She wants us to figure it out for ourselves.
There’s an opening reception with the artist at 7 p.m. September 15. Regular viewing hours are noon to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. Through October 18.
Mondays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 15. Continues through Oct. 18, 2012