Sometimes all a gallery exhibition needs is a backdrop of thunder or a quick burst of explosions. OK, maybe art doesn’t usually need those things, but they promise to make the new exhibition at the Reading Room a bit more exciting. Marfa-based artist Nicolas G. Miller’s sound and sculpture installations in Common Sense include a “soundtrack” he derived from low-frequency effects tracks of Stephen Spielberg films. The works are meant to blend together to create an atmosphere appropriate for pondering the communal aesthetic experience and its relationship to moral judgment. Common Sense opens Saturday at The Reading Room, 3715 Parry Ave., with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public.
Sat., March 15, 6-9 p.m., 2014