Michel Chaland: MR-37 2016, photo collage
Jean Cocteau Cinema, 418 Montezuma Ave., 505-466-5528 Michel Chaland draws from Surrealist imagery, including notable works by René Magritte, to create anthropomorphic, graphic still-life arrangements that conflate people and inanimate objects. Chaland’s compositions convey a sense of theatricality and a magician’s sleight of hand. The cut photo elements pop against black backgrounds, appearing to float in space. The reception is at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8.