Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA)

The centerpiece of this show is Casey Roberts' 16-minute video entitled "Born to gather food and find peace in our lives." The video shows Roberts, decked in Bigfoot drag and with a face as white as a Japanese Noh mask, alternately looking out at an expanse of lake water and gyrating his hips like a dancer at a techno rave. Roberts' fixation with Bigfoot is also evident in his "Bigfoot and the Tiny Moth Gang" painting (cyanotype with collage and gouache) where Bigfoot is conceived mostly as white space, a non-image whose outline is defined by the surrounding cyanotype, with red moths flying around. He's a gentle creature perhaps, but also a blank canvas - not unlike Bigfoot's face in the video - where you can insert your own mental conception of Bigfoot while Lori Miles' digital photo of herself entwined on the floor with a bubble-eyed alien "The Lost Weekend" refers not only to popular mythology but also to Annie Leibovitz's iconic photo of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Through Nov. 21; 317-634-6622, www.indymoca.org.

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Dan Grossman is NUVO's arts editor.

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