Paintings titled Heads Full of Messy Zombies and The Witch of Silent Spring mark yet another moment of pop surrealist serenity in which the artist takes you on a trip — not like the one Art Linkletter's daughter took but a nice one. Imagine a thistle and a porcupine getting off their incredible power trips and getting married, honeymooning on acrylic, mica, silver leaf and the bachelor's mortal enemy: glitter. To wit: tonight's reception for Camille Rose Garcia's The Hydra of Babylon exhibition boasts the hostess with the mostest and/or cirrhosis, Distillers singer Brody Dalle amid Garcia's saintly deer avatars, ladies-in-waiting lying in wait, and the distinct feeling of humidity dripping from the canvas. Islamic geometry, Greek mythology and ecological catastrophe are some of the themes — a cosmology rendered even more transcendent by hope, that uniquely powerful hex the artist wields like a shield on the battlefield.r

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