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These two photographs are part of “Formaldehyde, Etc.,” an exhibit that, according to curator Catherine Edelman, pushes “the limits of technique, politics, and preconceptions.” Other limits may be pushed as well by this show, which includes Gwen Akin and Allan Ludwig’s images of preserved fetuses, animals, and human heads. Also on display will be Eberhard Grames’s Indian headdresses made of dead birds and mice, Rosamond Wolff Purcell’s studies of preserved people and animals, and Jane Calvin’s photos of “light boxes” containing dead fish, flowers, and animals. If you can take it, the show opens tonight with a reception for the artists from 5 to 7 and runs through February 11. The Catherine Edelman Gallery is at 300 W. Superior and more information is available at 266-2350.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photos/courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery, FARIDEH Cadot Gallery.