Film as an art form has always tried to differentiate itself from its more commercial cousin The Movies where profit margins and the appeal to a mass audience often dilute the artistic or experimental value of visual communication. A fascinating group exhibition organized by Bruce W. Ferguson is trying to find common ground in both by considering the work of eleven artists working in painting, photography, video and installation. Setting the mood is Sayre Gomez’s fictional Hollywood storefront “Behind Door #9” whose cheerful seediness simultaneously summons the thin veneer of Monty-Hall-like television shows and the quiet despair of the many dreamers who never make it inside the golden doors of fame. Two spectral black-and-white photographs by David Deutsch that expertly make use of spot lighting to evoke the crime scene genre make the perfect antipode to Walter Robinson’s bedsheet painting “Strange Journey” – a humorous take down of the louche-glamour of pulp fiction. In the downstairs gallery, Klaus vom Bruch deconstructs the formulaic trope of the Hollywood kiss in his video work “Relatively Romantic” and Elliot Jamal Robbins takes the white out of Disney’s Snow White by overlaying her face with drawings of a black boy in the video “Master Study: Snow White Clapping”. Veering between facetious and self-searching, the show also includes Jennifer Bolande, Yul Brynner, Meg Cranston, David Deutsch, Jack Goldstein, Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, Walter Robinson, and Kerry Tribe and could have been underwritten by Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe who once famously declared that “Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” At Magenta Plains through February 17.