The exhibition, organized by painter Joy Garnett, addresses the shadowy power fantasies lurking in surveillance, combat, and research gadgetry, but with such a broadly defined topic Garnett has a hard time zeroing in on her target. Skip the uninspiring video and software work. What's intriguing is how good old-fashioned figurative painting seems to have the edge in creating variations in techno-imagery. Spooky, sexy canvases by Adam Hurwitz, Jonathan Podwil, and Garnett herself suggest a promising new kind of "Digital Realist" attitude.
Through July 20. (White Columns, 320 W. 13th St.)