"The Shape of Things: Photos by Greg the Mayor" visual art review 

When asked to define his photography in a nutshell, Greg "the Mayor" Andrews says, "I love the beauty of women." He seems to prefer a certain type of beauty -- focusing on early 20-somethings of European descent -- if this show is any indication. His pictures often inhabit the realm of Suicide Girls kitsch, which isn't surprising, as he's photographed a number of Suicide Girls in campy poses. "Chelsea Seeing Double" shows a tattooed woman, covering her naked breasts with her arms, leaning into a mirror. It's photography as striptease and the descriptive label below, "Mirrors tell no lies," comes off like skin rag copy. But when Andrews conceals with shadow instead of campy posing, as he does in "Gina -- Black to White," he enters the realm of serious erotic photography. His excellent black and white photos of punk rock shows, elsewhere in the gallery, provide some diversity to a show sorely needing more of it. Through June 25 (by appointment); 317-450-6630, www.bigcar.org.

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