"Layers," opening tomorrow at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, is an exhibit of contemporary collage by six artists from St. Petersburg, Russia. Alla Efimova, who curated the show, explains that in post-communist Russia, history is constantly being revised and discredited, and mental disturbance is widespread. Collage, in which images are formed from bits and pieces gathered from many places, is an appropriate art form for artists living in a society currently so fragmented. On Saturday beginning at 10 a.m., there will be a free public symposium in conjunction with the exhibit called "Collage and Post-Communist Madness."
Fine Arts Gallery at UMBC, 5401 Wilkens Ave., through Feb. 3. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For information, call (410) 455-3188.