Diem Chau's best-known work is her carved crayon figures, solid little bodies representing colorful stories. Her newest series, Lost in Translation, still refers to private family narratives, but in almost impossibly delicate figures sewn in outline onto white, shimmery fabric that has been stretched across the surface of porcelain bowls and plates hung on the wall. Red thread runs through their mouths and hands and dangles toward the gallery floor like veins of disconnected thought. (Gallery 4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl S, 296-7580. 8:30 am—5 pm, free.)