Massive piles of shit, goat-headed monsters, intestinal explosions and other atrocities speckle the canvases of Stefanie Gutheil. Drawing inspiration from her “excessive imagination” and caricatured neighbors, the Berlin-based artist layers these pieces with paint, fabric and pieces of metal. Next month, Chelsea’s Mike Weiss Gallery will unveil a selection of Gutheil’s scenes, some dreamlike, others nightmarish, with the opening of “Kopftheater,” which translates to “theater of the mind.”

“Kopftheater,” January 14 – February 20, Mike Weiss Gallery, 520 West 24th Street