Caleb Weintraub, Andrew Winship and William Denton Ray: Format 

ARTBOX Gallery

The presentation, or format, of an ensemble of artworks is not the stated concern of the typical gallery show. But presentation, in both an artists' choice of media and a curator's sensibility, matters a great deal. Take, for example, the huge oil and acrylic canvas by Caleb Weintraub entitled "Big Game," where prepubescent socialites are depicted making merry in the shadow of their stuffed elders mounted on a wall. The concept of the painting is not original (think Stephen King's Children of the Corn) but it sure smacks you in the face with its overlarge gaudiness. William Denton Ray's small wood board paintings - depicting an array of post-apocalyptic-looking mutants - may seem modest in comparison. You can nevertheless imagine interactions between said characters in a way that's impossible in Weintraub's paintings because there's no room left for interpretation in them. Andrew Winship's use of media is more original than the other artists' but some of the high-concept paintings on his 3D wood/paper/silkscreen constructions, jutting out from the walls, seem less than fully fleshed out. Through Sept. 31; 317-955-2450,

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