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What’s up at Boston-area art galleries

Having read a bit about Kelli Rae Adams’s show “Breaking Even,” I approached the installation gamely, thoughts clickety-clacking in my head about Adams’s concept: How labor, materials, and measures of value inform production and exchange in an artistic economy.

My thoughts stilled the moment I stepped into the Cohen Gallery at the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts at Brown University, where curator Ian Alden Russell has put the show together. The three works there, in concert, have such visual magnetism it doesn’t matter what they’re about.

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