Daryll Peirce’s new body of paintings is dominated by a strange, organic substance. Is it the folds of the brain’s grey matter? A visualization of a molecular structure? An unearthly substance from the cosmos? These questions begin to pop up as you realize that Peirce is attempting to access something primordial and universal. When these shapes evoke atoms or asteroids, he reminds us that we are incredibly complex beings yet are still so minuscule in the grand scheme of the universe. He will be showing with Max Kauffman (full disclosure: Kauffman sometimes contributes to this blog) and Larissa Grant in their show “Going Native” at Campfire Gallery in San Francisco, opening on June 28.