Arthouse Gallery presents works from Leisel Whitlock’s Sacrifice Zones, which considers places harmed by environmental damage or economic and social disinvestment. In this series, California-based Whitlock explores what it means to create distance between artist and subject, between image and viewer-she radically alters the digital photographs she takes, fiercely shifting the colors and straining legibility. Eyeball-assaulting vibrancy captures the viewer’s attention, yet these images have an internal contradiction. Though they demand to be noticed, images of recognizable subjects dissolve into a nearly impenetrable wall of abstraction. Seeing does not always mean understanding. Reception Saturday, January 14, 2017, 6-9 pm; Exhibition January 14-February 3, 2017.