The History of Pantalone ... Before the End
Harwood Art Center
Karen Fox (left) and Frank Melcori in The History of Pantalone … Before the End
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
Body condoms by Jennifer Burkley
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.