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A show of hands, please: Get ’em up if you agree that the worst aesthetic offenses in the movie Beetlejuice were Geena Davis’ princess-sleeved floral sack dress and Alec Baldwin’s preppy lumberjack getup. If Delia’s crypt-inspired renovations and Otho’s infamous utterance, “Deliver me from L.L. Bean,” were more your style, you’ll likely want to lace all 20 holes of your Doc Martens and clomp on down to Hemphill Fine Arts. “Fragments of a Secret Life” collects more than 15 new works by artist Renee Stout that consecutively trump one another in weird. Slow Voyage From the Land of Cosmic Slop features a meatball-sized brain plopped into a boat-shaped basin brimming with clear sludge, which has hardened around a number of formerly live bees. The resulting meatball-brain-soup effect calls to mind the sort of thing a monster might eat if it had the sniffles. Weigh whether you’re ready for art that gives new meaning to the word “eyedropper” before checking out the show, which is on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (to Oct. 29; see City List for other dates) at Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 234-5601. (Kara McPhillips)