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REPOSE A photograph by Jo Sittenfeld.
Marc Freedman's loose, expressionist paintings recall the work of the mid-century Bay Area figurative painters. One depicts a stretch of road running through strip mall land dotted with palm trees. He builds scenes with deadpan brushstrokes of oranges, purples, and violets that evoke the radiating, blurring heat waves of the urban American West.

Also check out Kyla Quigley's soft fabric Pegasus, stitched together from white and rainbow strips and mounted on the wall like a prize deer; Jo Sittenfeld's delicate, Vermeer-esque photo of a redheaded lady laying in a white bed; Kristin Sollenberger's surreal, abstract figure fashioned from a stick adorned with a group of tiny pink wool bags than resemble testicles; and Aaron Gilbert's folksy oil painting of a sleepy-eyed guy biting the long ladylike fingernails of someone's hand as if in some David Lynch dream.

The show is a sampler of what Buonaccorsi+Agniel has in store. They aim to present about 10 shows a year. Next up: Jungil Hong and Brian Chippendale. With the recent openings, plus nonprofit spaces at AS220, Rhode Island College, Brown, and RISD, the gallery scene is percolating again.

CORRECTION In my October 21 review of Ellen Driscoll, I said she lives in Brooklyn, based on information at her website. She says she actually lives in Providence. Apologies.

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