By the Medicated, For the Medicated
* Welcome to the gallery of the dolls... Vermont artist Devin Power's slick paintings of pills
explore the strange realm where life-saving/mind-altering drugs are given candy-like gloss by pharmaceutical companies promising a better life, a better you. Power's broad education in abstraction and tromp l'oeil has led to a series of paintings that mix hyper-realism with juicy, flat bands of color. The overall effect is part MTV, part Masterpiece Theater, with a high dose of wit.
* For at taste of what will be in the show go to www.gallery108.com
* 108 is located at 108 Beacon Street in Somerville. Phone 617-441-3833. www.gallery108.com.
Hours: Tues/Thurs/Fri 12-6pm, Wed 2-6pm, Sat 12-5pm.