The Boy Scout motto will serve you well walking into George Jenne’s fantastically macabre show, “Don’t Look Now,” at Civilian Art Projects. Be prepared for a life-size statue of a boy scout in a furry mask, sticking his tongue out and grunting at you. Upon closer inspection, those patches on his uniform aren’t for learning to tie knots—the hand-sewn badges are scatological, depicting a number of subjects unbecoming of the ideal scout. His knees are bleeding, and he holds a wooden paddle engraved with the phrase be irreverent. It’s an axiom Jenne, whose background is in prop-making and cinematography in Hollywood, has taken to heart. The rest of the exhibit is inspired by horror films, from his remixed posters for classics like Poltergeist to a bewigged and beheaded character, mouth agape, titled French Fries and Ketchup.
THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW 1 P.M. TO 6 P.M. WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS, BY APPOINTMENT TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, AND 4 TO 8 P.M. FRIDAYS TO FEB. 13 AT CIVILIAN ART PROJECTS, 1019 7TH ST. NW. FREE. (202) 607-3804.