The History of Pantalone ... Before the End
Harwood Art Center
Frank Melcori and Karen Fox do some serious clowning in a new bit of nontraditional movement theater taking place starting this Friday at the Harwood Art Center. Melcori plays the clown Pantalone. Fox plays the clown Akira-me. Both move around in a lonely, post-apocalyptic world, bringing life to their layered, idiosyncratic, experimental allegory. Expect The History of Pantalone ... Before the End to be more Beckett than Barnum & Bailey. The show runs Fridays at 8 p.m. through Feb. 27. $10. 242-6367.
Elasticity: Protecting Myself from Myself
Some prefer leather. Some prefer lace. Jennifer Burkley apparently prefers rubber. Her new exhibit at the Box Gallery in Santa Fe features a series of polyurethane rubber sculptures juxtaposing uninhibited sexuality with a theme of protection and restraint. The show will include "Venus Dong," a life-size hard plastic cast of the artist. Elasticity: Protecting Myself from Myself opens Friday, Feb. 6, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Runs through Feb. 28. (505) 989-4897.