WEST LOS ANGELES

David Kezur's scrapheap assemblages look as though they ought to perform some function, but in fact they're content simply to radiate mystery. Fashioned from all manner of refuse--porcelain doll heads, battered bits of wood, antique toys, snake skulls, old dentures--the work combines the fragile romanticism of Cornell with the wicked humor of Dali. Though this is a provocative juxtaposition of sensibilities, Kezur's pieces often seem little more than a visual punch line. When the work relaxes a bit and refrains from being so exhaustingly clever, it hums with a quiet, magical quality that's quite compelling. (Art Space, 10550 Santa Monica Blvd., to July 12.).

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