The joy of pessimism

Anthony Montouri_Debtris_

"Debtris'' (video game), by ANTHONY MONTUORI, at New Art Center, Newtonville, Mass., in its current show "The Power of Negative Thinking,''  which celebrates the joys of pessimism.

The gallery says the seven featured artists "address some of the more unpleasant aspect of life, in seemingly delightful ways. They all create work that in some way challenges societal notions of happiness, through humor, avoidance or direct confrontation.''