Such cynical sentiments may feel a stretch given LaVoie’s previous artist’s statements, but recent events lend his enterprise a potent punch—especially with regard to “Wax Vat.” McKeldin Square, the site of Occupy Baltimore last fall, is parenthetically included in the title. Mounted on the wall behind “Wax Vat” is an overhead photograph of the site, the kind urban planners use to diagram ideas. Regardless of your political allegiances, Occupy—in Baltimore and elsewhere—became a movement to be addressed, and both media and local governments ignored it at the peril of their own future relevance. “Wax Vat” exquisitely captures that tension: Underneath the surface, everybody contained in America’s melting pot is at a furious boil. And while the above-board landscape changes due to the agitation beneath it, it’s barely perceptible. Change it does, but you only really notice if you’re complacent enough to sit on the sideline, watch, and wait.