Layers: Portraits by Anne Labovitz

Opening: We humans are complicated critters whose faces merely hint at our emotions and experiences. St. Paul-based Anne Labovitz seizes this ambiguity as an opportunity to layer her portraits with images, gestures, paint, prints, drawings, woodcuts, ink, pastels, lines and more. Her dense accretions mix male and female, old and young, past and present in a passionate effort to create psychological studies that are more about the “human condition” than individual people. Suggestions of a face lurk even in “Harold,” her gestural abstraction shown here. (Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Fri. Free. Burnet Gallery, 901 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls. Ends March 2. 612-767-6824 or