WHO SAYS POLITICAL art has to be all serious? Michael Scoggins‘ message in “Friday Night Gun Fight” is all business, but his playful delivery could have visitors cracking up. Large-scale notebook pages that look as if they’ve been ripped from a second-grader’s homework proclaim messages like “I <3 My Gun." In another work, a drawing of the United States being menaced by a hairy monster is accompanied by the caption, "Boogyman is going to get us!"

&raquo Project 4 Gallery, 903 U St. NW, through Oct. 25; 202-232-4340. (Shaw-Howard University)

Photo Courtesy of Michael Scoggins