Christopher West Presents at Dean Johnson Gallery
On September 11, 2001, a handful of terrorists manipulated aviation technology in a novel and perverse way. Josh Azzarella's video "Untitled #9 (W.T.P.1) is also a manipulation of technology (in the service of art, of course, not terrorism). By manipulating familiar video footage he shows the first plane flying past the Twin Towers instead of impacting; it leads you to wonder how things might have been different on that day. The collapse of the Twin Towers can only have added to the anxieties of Indy-based Stacey M. Holloway, whose site specific installation "My Aim is True," displays scale model airplanes - among them one smashed on the floor and one aimed at a bull's eye target - that seem to be vehicles for her own hopes and fears. Euan Macdonald's video "Two Planes," the least anxious of the work exhibited here, shows two planes flying so close through the air that it appears like they're coupling (it's actually a duplicate image of a single plane). A thoughtfully curated show, to be sure. But you still might wonder if the video work on flat screen, particularly Azzarella's twenty-one second loop, could've benefited from added footage - manipulated or not. Through April 30; www.ChristopherWestPresents.com, 317-908-2908.