Art In America

These works on paper by Heidi Hahn, Atsushi Kaga, Aris Moore, Nick Payne and Donald Urquhart respond to the essential human form. In Urquhart's larger-than-life-size piece, various floating heads of glamorous Hollywood stars and drag queens cheerfully meet your eye; Payne's childlike drawings of humanoid creatures point to the terror of the imagination; the faces of Moore's portrait sitters recall blotchy, water-stained photographs; and Kaga's recurring characters couldn't be called "human," but do possess their own distinct personalities. A standout is Hahn's small-scale series of clock drawings. Hung in succession, the repetitive images subtly mark time, like a slow-motion flip book offering a dreamy, oblique narrative.