In this time of hotly contested elections, Wall Street collapses and High School Musical 3, it often feels as if the end times might be upon us. No wonder then that artist Alex Rubio dabbles in the apocalyptic, taking inspiration from Revelations, Aztec mythology, Nostradamus and Hollywood. Frankly, we wouldn't pick The Day After Tomorrow or I Am Legend to name as influences if we were mining the apocalyptic genre, but perhaps Rubio hasn't seen 28 Days Later or Independence Day (or our lovingly-rendered oil paintings of The Postman, for that matter). Rubio's Exodus hangs Saturday through December 13 at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. If the museum's still standing after Tuesday's voter suppression, race wars and plagues of locusts, that is. Accompanying exhibits include Alex de Leon's Divided We Stand--which comments on "the isolation of social classes in America" through the use of cardboard sculptures and video--and Sally Warren's Traces, a collection of "graphite drawings of abstracted mountains." Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. Call 214-953-1212 or visit the-mac.org.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Starts: Nov. 1. Continues through Dec. 13, 2008