Memory and the emotional charge of personal history are the focus of two wildly different exhibitions up now. Jennifer Caine, who has a show at Soprafina Gallery, is an abstract painter whose flecked, gouged, and swirling canvases attempt to capture potent but intangible preverbal memories. Lydia Kann Nettler’s “Embedded Legacies,” an installation at Kniznick Gallery at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, presents the past as a ghostly forest, murmuring with verbiage.
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