GOINGS ON ABOUT TOWN: ART
DiBenedetto does for octopuses and u.f.o.s what Cézanne did for apples and oranges (and what Guston did for bloodshot eyeballs), making paintings for painting’s sake. This fiendishly appealing small show of the artist’s collages begins with a swarming work held in place by straight pins, so its elements flutter like insects. It’s followed by compressed and agitated compositions in acid hues that seem ready to melt down into raw energy or whir off the page. Don’t miss the chapbook that accompanies the show, a visual index of DiBenedetto’s inspirations, from alchemical illustrations to “Easy Rider.” Through Feb. 25.
January 15 – February 25