We are often told to expect the unexpected; artist Trevor Reese creates it. Reese, from Brooklyn, exhibits nine small installations in a series of new work at Believe Inn, the final show in this summer-only art space. He says he aims to “create instances when the familiar generates hopeful opportunities and reverie.” Reese’s pieces are refined kitsch that manipulate found objects into surprising new objects. Taking everyday stuff such as turntables, images from books, and sticks, Reese changes their appearance and function. With movable parts, many make use of the fourth dimension. One wall-bound sculpture consists of fake-wood paneling with a pasted landscape scene atop it. A small circle rotates on the surface, slowly spinning the landscape in and out of alignment. For just a split second it appears normal, then the landscape cycles around again like the earth’s seasonal rotation or a time machine. (Shiloh Aderhold)
Through October 31 at Believe Inn, 2043 N. Winchester.