At BU’s 808 Gallery, artists explore concepts of otherness
Critic Cate McQuaid surveys shows in area art galleries, including “The Calender’s Tales: Fantasy, Figuration & Representation,” a group show at Boston University’s 808 Gallery. The exhibit plunges into the mythic, adult world of ”let’s pretend.” The title refers to a storyteller in ”The Arabian Nights.” The artists use invented beings - personal avatars, fantastical creatures - to explore concepts of otherness. The figures in these works are not knights and fair ladies. They are often monstrous.