ARTA process of becomingLike his other work, Joel Fisher's...

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December 12, 1992|By John Dorsey MOVIES 'A Few Good Men'

ART

A process of becoming

Like his other work, Joel Fisher's new sculptures are about becoming -- in the physical and the abstract sense. Made of plaster on an armature and attached to the wall, the sculptures look like creatures (an elephant, a porpoise) or extensions of the architecture that are springing into being right out of the wall itself. There's reference to alchemy -- transforming one substance into another -- and to the nature of creativity. These and Fisher's bronzes and drawings in this show afford a look in depth of this internationally recognized artist. Through Jan. 16 at the C. Grimaldis Gallery, 1006 Morton St. Call (410) 539-1080. "A Few Good Men" is great fun, even if in the end you feel cheated by its slickness and cheapness. Tom Cruise plays a callow young Naval attorney who is assigned to defend two Marines accused of killing a third. His first impulse is to bury the case, just like everybody wants, but a colleague (Demi Moore) shames him into pressing harder and he uncovers some ugly secrets. Jack Nicholson has a showy turn as a macho Marine colonel. Rated R. ***.

Stephen Hunter

THEATER

'T Bone N Weasel'

Jon Klein's "T Bone N Weasel" -- currently at Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St. -- is an on-the-road buddy play about two ex-cons traveling through South Carolina. In the process, they encounter a slew of colorful locals (all played by James Noah). As directed by Jackson Phippin, actors Damien Leake and Brian Tarantina make the friendship palpable and the journey diverting. Weekend curtain times are today at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. Tickets: $10-$35. Call (410) 332-0033.

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J. Wynn Rousuck

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