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Exploring the reality of “distorted or inaccessible memories,” Eliana Marinari applies several layers of aerosol acrylic paint over ink and pastel drawings. In the artist’s “Recognition Memory” and “Recollection” series, portraits and still-life works are given this treatment, respectively. The resulting work is both haunting and brings reflection on our own limitations, as viewers.

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In a new show, two decades of work from the Australian illustrator-painter Shaun Tan are offered, spanning both his child-oriented characters and more mature narratives. “Untold Tales,” kicking off at Beinart Gallery on March 9 and running through the end of the month. Tan’s survey includes oil paintings, colored pencil and pen, pastel, and more.

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In Leonard Greco’s theatrical “Fairyland,” the artist uses a variety of mediums to offer a world both fantastical and deeply personal in nature. In a show currently running at MOAH:Cedar, viewers can explore “Fairyland” for themselves.

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Slimen El Kamel’s transcendent paintings are informed by both memory and folklore. The Tunisia artist uses acrylics, embroidery, and other media to craft these multilayered works, each inviting the viewer to unpack his crowded visions. His painting have been said to question “social constraints and the absurdity of violence.”

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Sisters Caitlin Duennebier and Nicole Duennebier currently have a collaborative show at Simmons University’s Trustman Gallery. Caitlin Duennebier’s fantastical practice encompasses sculpture, drawing, and other media, while Nicole Duennebier, a painter last featured on HiFructose.com here, crafts work with the sensibilities of 17th-century still-life with unexpected subjects. “Love Superior, a Death Supreme” runs through March 18 at the space.

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In David Santiago’s stirring portraits, freckles become gilded stars, part of a constellation intended to remind the viewer that “nothing is by accent.” The artist has an upcoming show at Stranger Factory, titled “24k,” that collects the newest work in this vein. Each painting is crafted on a wood panel, with the grain showing through the subject’s flesh.