Cross-hatched marks on canvas, plastic sheeting, walls and wallpaper … leaf-shaped, inked- and painted-upon flaps that lift to reveal flashes of gold and silver Mylar … oversized Monk Boxes big enough to double as benches or coffee tables. These are just some of the disparate elements that Detroit-bred, L.A.-based conceptual painter Jason Yates interweaves into his bold yet meditative installation at Barbara Davis Gallery (through June 30). The former student and one-time studio assistant of Mike Kelley, Yates makesart that’s about a new way of looking. Defying conventions, Yates’ crisp black-and-white canvases, wild wall works and huge ebony hued boxes are enlivened by a nifty pair of paintings in optimistic shades of Pepto pink and tangerine. We’re mad for this show.