Grand Arts Director Stacy Switzer doesn't shy away from difficult artists, and she doesn't bring in only the popular artists. Sanford Biggers' exhibition included an outdoor projection at 18th and Vine's Gem Theater in addition to the big work in the gallery. Biggers, who grew up in South Central Los Angeles, examines life as a black man in America, burdened by stereotypes and history. "Blossom" — a tree growing through a baby grand piano that was playing "Strange Fruit," the Billie Holiday song about lynching — was eerie, discomfiting and mesmerizing. Though beautifully crafted, its message was profoundly sad. History, beauty, poetry: It was a good day in the gallery.