I didn't know it as a warped junior-high dork, but Glenn Barr's art was already informing the love of surreal visuals that I shared with millions of other kids who loved The Ren & Stimpy Show. That stint doing background styling for the cartoon is only part of the Lowbrow underground Detroit artist's career, but should give you an idea of whether you'll appreciate his comic style--which also includes pulp-novel vixens and nudes too racy for a kids' show. Barr's New Work is on display through February 11 at the 4th Wall Gallery, 2925 Fairmount St. Call 214-740-9400 or visit the4thwallgallery.net.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursdays, Saturdays, 12-8 p.m. Starts: Jan. 15. Continues through Feb. 11, 2010