“Fantastic Journeys,” at the McLean Project for the Arts, may be aiming for utopian pursuits, but not every artist communicates utopian ideals. Isabel Manalo’s paintings, like overly exposed photographs, are spare gestures of color activating the negative space of a forest refuge for two children hiding within. Lindsay McCulloch’s screenprints document benign Interstate-highway landscapes from a car window. But the most fantastic journey, literally, would be Lina Vargas de la Hoz’s documentation of her travels through cities in a yellow overcoat, which becomes her tent at the end of the day—a particularly practical form of budget travel, if you’re into it.
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