New Langton Arts hopes it's got the eccentric market cornered with its new exhibition "Stranger Than You," which brings together seven oddballs -- local and otherwise -- whose unifying vision is of human aberration. These illustrators, comic book designers, and figurative artists use the humor of the absurd to reveal a darker side of humanity -- or at least not humanity at its best.
New York-based illustrator Eric White takes liberties with images of bygone celebrities, inflating their heads and distending their bodies as if by wide-angle injection. Amy Cutler's trippy paintings emerge from a warped children's book, evoking a scene in which a girl stretches a rubbery goat's neck 20 feet over a white picket fence. Other artists similarly plumb the disturbed odds and ends of the human psyche, crossing paths at that corner in the brain where the real and surreal collide.