Nina Mayer’s solo show at Track 13 had the spooky, otherworldly feel of one of the hallway scenes in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Part of that had to do with the massive light box that buzzed against the gallery’s back wall like an industrial-strength tanning booth (you can hear it in the 10-second video I shot of the piece below). Another part probably came from the one-point perspective the gallery's long and narrow architecture accentuates. But another factor was that the space was remarkably empty — I stopped by the Cummins Station gallery during Friday’s opening sometime between 6 and 7 p.m., and although I was told attendance picked up somewhat later on that night, I could count the number of attendees with two hands.
That's a shame — Mayer's work is weird, pensive and totally unique.
Check out some images of the exhibit after the jump, and call Cummins Station (259-0999) to let them know you want to see the show — it's up through Oct. 20, but by appointment only.