There's a great Twilight Zone episode called "Eye of the Beholder." In it, for those who haven't seen it, what is beautiful all depends on who is looking, and even a pig snout can be the height of beauty if the right person is looking...and that's only one bit of wisdom to take away from it. Cecil Touchon's new exhibit The New Beautiful has nothing to do with wonderful world of Rod Serling, but the Austin-born abstract painter's works are definitely in the zone. They're colorful and creative blocks and shapes of color stretched across a canvas, and I'm no art critic, but they're worth a look. Touchon is part of the Massurrealist movement--a theory about daily exposure to popular media--and uses sound, poetry and literary techniques in his work. The show's at William Campbell Contemporary Art Gallery, 4935 Byers Ave., through April 24. Admission is free.
Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: March 27. Continues through April 24, 2010