The modernist sculptures of Los Angeles-based artist Amir Nikravan are painterly hybrids that strain to negate the physicality of sculpture in favor of the pictorial qualities of painting. Painted fabric over plaster and wood, Nikravan’s architectural jigsaw puzzles don’t make sense; the objects feel alien, as if one is looking at the backside of a sculpture or through a window – some sit awkwardly on top of plexiglass plinths reminiscent of TV consoles others are pinned on the wall their looping forms unsatisfactorily interrupted. Nikravan, a former photo-realist, works hard to achieve visual ambivalence. He is earnestly interested in the malleability between mediums and deeply methodical about the process. At Nathalie Karg through October 15.