Lately, my clothes dryer has been giving me grief. It stops suddenly in mid-cycle with a high-pitched ringtone demanding to clean out the lint filter. But it’s always empty! I don’t know what it is trying to tell me. I should ask Mary Kelly. The Los Angeles-based artist has been making art from her dryer lint for decades. Three of her pieces in a new exhibition, currently on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, are large scale works of compressed lint onto which a projector beams historical images. A snapshot from the London Blitz in “Circa 1940”, Pre-revolutionary Paris in “Circa 1968”, and an image from the Arab Spring in “Circa 2011”. The works have a black-and-white-movie quality to it; the pictures are blurry and hard to make out. We are looking at history through an ever-evolving lens that continuously questions, probes, and blurs. Here, the lint has only a supporting role – possibly to highlight a traditional female perspective. Does this solve my clothes dryer problem? Probably not. At Mitchell-Innes & Nash through November 22.