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I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising that the sculptures of Carole Wagner Greenwood, the prominent Washington chef, would feature culinary textures. But surprising or not, the plaster she slathers on her works at Civilian Art Projects has the unmistakable look of whipped cream. Her largest work, a wall-mounted, multi-piece altar that aspires to the vernacular church sculptures of William Christenberry, poses a duality of a solid, creamy, meringue-like form on the left with an airier, threadier version of the same material on the right. Another piece, a square painting on linen, is dripped with a grid of the same creamy goo, looking as lickable as an iced cake.

THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW 1 P.M.–6 P.M. WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS AND 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. FRIDAYS TO DEC. 19 AT CIVILIAN ART PROJECTS, 1019 7TH ST. NW. FREE. (202) 607-3804.