Looking for America

She’s been on 11 blind dates in the last two months; not one of the men has called back. She wants to have a midnight tryst with a handsome cab driver, preferably one who speaks English. She plans on quitting smoking and buying a washer/dryer for her apartment. Who the hell is she? One blur among the countless faces passing through Grand Central Station each day. Shelly Karver’s “Looking for America” (through May 31) showcases a decade’s worth of these black-and-white commuter candids, which she then amends with oil paint and text to provide fictional biographies. Each altered photograph portrays the loneliness and obscurity that comes with our daily transit through the city. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Pl., 443-3315. wwwlisaharrisgallery.com. Free. 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. ERIKA HOBART

May 19-31, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 2008

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