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Matthew Grabelsky’s oil paintings are at the center of a show currently running at Dorothy Circus Gallery in London. The artist is known for infusing everyday subway scenes with his realistically rendered animal-human hybrids, with “Passengers” collecting five new works and four studies. The show runs through Jan. 5 at the space.

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Omar Rayyan’s mythological paintings call upon a centuries-old sensibility while showcasing the artist’s penchant for the monstrous. His new show at Haven Gallery, titled “Fins, Feathers, & Fangs,” collects new works from Rayyan, who was last featured on our site here. The show runs through Jan. 12.

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Joao Ruas brings his striking, ghostly paintings to Thinkspace Projects with the new show “Knots.” The show, running through Jan. 4 at the space, collects both new mixed-media and acylic paintings, as well as drawings from the artist. The artist was featured on our site here and was last seen in print with Hi-Fructose Vol. 23.

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Evan Lovejoy’s paintings are inspired by both the artist’s love of the natural world and his anguish due to its destruction. Our complicated relationship with animals is shown through the artist’s varying ways of depicting them. Within the same work, a beast moves between a sense of realism, cartoonish rendering, and a more pop-surrealist sensibility.

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Chicago-based artist Joey D. has garnered a reputation for his pop-surrealist murals and animations. His work recalls, in some cases, ’90s-era animation and the iconography of the Chicago area.

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KeFe

Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall offer collaborative and solo works in their new show at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco, where they’re based. “PMA,” which stands for “Positive Mental Attitude,” applies their vibrant characters and patterns to their viewpoint of the changing city (or “living beast,” as they refer to it) around them. The show runs through Dec. 20 at the space. In their collaborative mode, the pair becomes “KeFe.”