(Photo Jeremy Chance)
Agnes Scott College's Dalton Gallery often highlights the old-school art of painting with a modern twist. It's the focal point again in THE POSSIBILITY OF FRAMING INFINITY, continuing Mon., FEB. 18, where works such as Marcia Cohen's color-drenched spheres or Caomin Xie's hallucinatory canvases upend the medium's traditional square-frame parameters. Atlanta artist Sarah Emerson has taken over the gallery with her dark reveries, painting several large walls with her sweetly tragic mix of a natural world marred with splashes of blood red. Former Atlantan Jeremy Chance also creates violent, troubling associations in his portraits (pictured), erasing his subjects' identities with fierce slashes of paint. Through March 16. Free. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-4 p.m. Dana Fine Arts Building, 141 E. College Ave., Decatur. 404-471-5361. daltongallery.agnesscott.edu.