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Controlled Burn

Controlled Burn

Bessma Khalaf: Yes, Even YouAt Gallery Four through June 7.

A beach at sunset is a chill sight to behold. Waves roll in, and the only music that floats into the ears is their gentle rhythm of crests, crashes, and sizzles over sand before they recede. The sun sits low on the horizon in those moments just before it kisses the day goodbye, sending yellow-orange rays through the thin clouds and out over the water. The sun's golden orb is reflected on the beach, sand mirrorized by waves disintegrating and coating it with a slick wet film.

This bucolic scene greets visitors to Yes, Even You, California-based artist Bessma Khalaf's solo show at Gallery...