A spare web of red wool stretches across the gallery to form the outline of a cartoon heart, loose strands of yarn dangling like blood drips. This same tattered organ appears in a delicate watercolor floating above a landscape menaced by massive gelatinous creatures. In other images, tiny mystics of various persuasions populate gray plains and tenuous mountains, while misty auras ripple the skies. Gastaldon deftly blends cloying cuteness with malignant forms in a fantastical world offering equal parts hope and affliction.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. Starts: Sept. 24. Continues through Oct. 18, 2008