At more than midway through the month, gallery shows are winding down before brand new exhibits go up. This week and next are your final chances to check out the following shows before they close.
Through November 22, AXOM Gallery (176 Anderson Avenue, Suite 303) is hosting Sue Blumendale's "Ancestral Personas: figurative paper forms." Breaking from her usual mode of sculpting with handmade paper and raw materials, Blumendale's lovely work in this show uses archival photo copy paper and manufactured handmade papers used for printing her digital images. The artist hand-sewed these papers to construct intricate articles of vintage clothing, inspired by photographs of Blumendale's European immigrant ancestors. See the show Wednesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call 232-6030 x22, or visit axomgallery.com.
An exhibition of Alan Singer's paintings and prints is on view at Spectrum Gallery (Lumiere Photo, 100 College Avenue) through November 29. "My Visual Life" features 25 of Singer's surreal new works, which are characterized by a strong influence of mathematics and the use of computer programs. In addition, copies of "Slice of Life: Paintings and Prints by Alan Singer," a new book with an essay by Anne C. Coon, will be available for purchase at the gallery. See the show Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 461-4447, or visit spectrumgalleryroc.com.