Leslie DuPratt has combined her satiric inclination with her artistic abilities to create The Mad Housewife, an art show depicting women’s roles in a humorous, non-degenerative manner. With herself as the subject, DuPratt paints formally dressed women performing everyday household activities, keenly transformed through ironic adjustments in setting, behavior and expression. Her paintings invite exploration and deep considerations through complex intricacies and symbolism, all of which can be seen for free from Jan. 8–Feb. 16 at the Pence Gallery in Downtown Davis. The Gallery is open 11:30 a.m.–5 p.m. every Tuesday through Sunday, but check out a free reception with DuPratt on Jan. 10, 2014 from 7–9 p.m. and a free artist talk Jan. 24 from 7–8 p.m.. This isn’t something to be missed, so mark your calendars and call 530-758-3370 or email penceartdirector@sbcglobal.net for more information.