Knifebear Collective 

Two and a half stars
Gallery No. 2, Harrison Center for the Arts

Here’s a good-natured, knockabout hootenanny of a show that seems more intent on creating a scene than a polished statement — patrons are invited to quaff a beer or a glass of wine, relax on thrift store sofas and catch some live music, or spoken word performance. The Knifebear artists — Art Gunn, Jessie Freund, Whitney Williams, Neil Cain and Cory Salas — have a decided preference for off-the-cuff psychedelia. Gunn’s backlit series of diminutive photoboxes, “The Badlands Will Make You Cry,” have an outsized impact and his yarn “painting” works like a nifty party trick. Cain’s set of painted blocks combine whimsy with an insistently naive aesthetic. The Knifebears offer a Proust quote by way of mission statement: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” The next time around they might turn to Flaubert for inspiration: “One mustn’t always believe that feeling is everything. In the arts it is nothing without form.” Check out their sights and sounds. Through Dec. 28; 317-396-3886.

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