The “simpler the art, the more elaborate the rationale,” Peter Schjeldahl wrote about the mountains of theory that rose up around simple early European abstractions. “We need stories.” But in the stunningly pared-back works of Chicago-based sculptor Richard Rezac and Seattle-based painter Eric Elliott, the stories stay within the art objects and never need translation into words: The way one color lures out another or the specific way that two unusual shapes interlock, these things are basically unspeakable. The pleasure is quiet and clean. (James Harris Gallery, 312 Second Ave S, 903-6220, hours by appointment, free)