What’s up at Boston-area art galleries
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He cleverly intersperses his own photos with layered images from the “Dick and Jane” book series, to show how far we’ve come, or fallen, since then. Beside pictures from there of a girl thrilled by her image in a store’s three-way mirror, the photo “Jesus and the Polly Pockets” depicts a meaty clash of values. It captures the interior of a girl’s dollhouse: Dolls in their underwear lie on the floor, while against the painted fireplace, the dollhouse’s owner has placed a prayer card. Jesus appears to have risen and sent the dolls into a dead faint.
At: New Art Center,
61 Washington Park, Newtonville, through
Feb. 22. 617-964-3424, www.newartcenter.org
Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring St., Watertown, through Feb. 23. 617-835-8255, www.drive-byprojects.com
6,426 per km2
ROBERT KNIGHT: Rated G
At: Gallery Kayafas,
450 Harrison Ave., through
Feb. 16. 617-482-0411, www.gallerykayafas.com
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