In her enigmatic and slyly humorous works, Lindsey White (b. 1980) explores the aesthetics of stand-up comedy and the related field of magic. Trained as a photographer, she sees comedians and magicians as kindred spirits—similarly sensitive people who notice things that others might overlook and call them to our attention. She’s particularly interested in the difficulties women face in these arenas, which are traditionally dominated by men. In addition to photographs, White creates sculptural objects inspired by everyday items. When remade and decontextualized, these “props,” as White characterizes them, can take on eerily strange or dark tones. Emblazoned with kitschy phrases, they share the theatrical quality inherent to her photographs. When presented together, her works evoke the buzz of anticipation one feels in the moments before the start of a stage performance.