Public-sector embarrassments



From HELEN PAYNE'S show "Here I Sit, Brokenhearted" at the Bromfield Gallery, Boston.

The gallery says her show is an " installation on bathroom tiles where drawings make visceral vignettes, showing moments ranging from giving birth to getting booked.  A shape-shifting protagonist emerges from the tiles. She morphs in time and race and limps along at odds with expectations but at one with viscera.''

It's "about the ill fit of the body and how our most private moments can play out in the public sphere.''

Our private moments playing out in the  private sphere can be bad enough.