Working with oil and ink, Candice Tripp renders childhood scenes, stylistically carefree but actually complex. Through these images, isolated on large white canvases, the South African artist illustrates the challenges kids grapple with, issues like self control, imagined as a pack of disruptive “skull monkeys” breaking out of a girl’s dome. “Tiny Drama,” a solo exhibition of these paintings, is on view concurrently with Kris Kuksi’s macabre sculptures at Joshua Liner Gallery.

“Tiny Drama,” November 21 – December 19, Joshua Liner Gallery, 548 West 28th, 3rd Floor