I've been dithering over which piece of Darren Waterston's to post here for the last 20 minutes. I encountered his work for the first time last weekend via his resplendent show, "Uncertain Beauty" up now at MASS MoCA. It included his installation, "Filthy Lucre," a melting, waterlogged reinterpretation of Whister's infamous Peacock Room that needs to be seen to be believed. His paintings in the adjoining galleries are what really took my breath away though. A bit sci-fi, a bit AbEx, with some figurative imagery of animals and skulls thrown in for good measure, his vermilion accented works look like nebulae, or scenes from a fever dream.