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Credit: Wendy Heldmann, Courtesy Sci-ARC Library

Most painters paint still-lifes of fruit. Wendy Heldmann chose the clutter of architectural studios instead. The Los Angeles artist and SCI-Arc public programs coordinator presents her paintings of spray cans, rolls of paper, tape, stacks of foam and plywood, computer peripherals, X-Acto knifes, pens, scissors, scraps, notes, name tags, boxes, garbage cans, overturned chairs, lamps, and paint spills in You Are So Beautiful and I Am a Fool. Like evidence of a wreckage, her paintings (Where Would You Have Stood?, shown) capture the leftovers of student all-nighters and act, in a way, as portraits of those same students. At SCI-Arc through July 29 • sciarc.edu