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The week ahead in area art galleries

DANISH CLAY: BARBRO ABERG AND HANGS VANGSO Aberg's sculptures, inspired by nature and science, have a weblike woven architecture and striking black-and-white surfaces. Vangsø uses simple forms in the Scandinavian tradition, brought to life with richly glazed surfaces. Through April 7. Lacoste Gallery, 25 Main St., Concord. 978-369-0278, www.lacostegallery.com

WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY: A GLIMPSE OF THE SOUTH, KI HO PARK: EVERYTHING MUST GO Christenberry documents the changing structures of Hale County, Alabama in his photographs. Park's color-saturated photos portray empty storefronts he found in New England and elsewhere in recent years. Through March 31. Gallery Kayafas, 450 Harrison Ave. 617-482-0411, www.gallerykayafas.com

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MARY BUCCI McCOY: MANIFEST The artist, who was recently awarded a 2012 Massachusetts Cultural Council Painting Fellowship, is a painter of nuance. Her acrylic works are spare in tone, but revel in the materiality of paint and juicy gesture. Through April 1. Kingston Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave. 617-423-4113, www.kingstongallery.com

KEIRA KOTLER: I LOOK FOR LIGHT, STUART OBER: DOCTOR, MY EYES... Both painters are enraptured with color. Kotler layers translucent glazes to make luminous seas of tone. Ober paints still lifes and interiors rooted in questions about time passing. Through March 24. Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury St. 617-267-9060, www.gallerynaga.com

CATE McQUAID

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