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Child's play can preview adult life with all its dreams and aspirations, aggression, disappointment and disasters. So Minneapolis artist Russ White suggests in meticulously colorful drawings of the toy vehicles — Micro Machines — he loved as a kid. In his complicated setups, the cars act out traumas of modern life, often to wry or darkly comic effect. "The Honeymoon's Over," shown here, depicts an abandoned, bullet-riddled military Humvee trailing tin cans tied on with wedding streamers. Ripe with irony, bitterness or poignancy, the drawing could be a comment on any number of American problems, from military adventurism to skyrocketing divorce rates or routine slaughter. Your call. Besides drawings, expect provocative sculpture and photos. (Opening reception 7-11 p.m. Sat., April 2. Free. 3-7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 1-7 p.m. Saturdays through April 23. Gamut Gallery, 717 S. 10th St., Mpls. 612-367-4327 or

Mary Abbe