Artist Daniel McDonald Does the Monster Mash

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Daniel McDonald's Alternative Space (Various Figures) (2008). Photo: Courtesy of Broadway 1602 gallery

Sacred monsters are one thing, but are artists really the freak show depicted here? Just ask one. Daniel McDonald's latest figurine-studded dioramas reenact the struggle for autonomy among the creative classes, here protesting the closure of their "alternative space" — a common occurrence in this (till recently) merciless real-estate market, as well as something of a spiritual loss. After all, what happens when you evict a mummy from her pyramid or a warlock from his coven? On view at Broadway 1602 until Saturday.