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Torey Thornton’s paintings are massive and optically gripping. Biomorphic shapes meet angular geometric blocks of color, resulting in forms that border on incoherence. Either his paintings refuse to look like anything at all, or what they look like keeps shifting the longer you stare at them. More often they do both at once. Blurring the lines between pure abstraction and…

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1) Snapcase, 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Town Ballroom (681 S. Main St.). Tickets cost $24 in advance or $28 day-of. Commentary: Whenever Snapcase announces a show, social media has a minor freak-out. The hardcore punk band hailing from Buffalo hasn't released new music since 2003 and performs so infrequently that practically every show is a reunion. So, tonight's 25th anniversary…

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Torey Thornton isn’t yet a household name, but he’s well on his way. The 26-year-old Brooklyn-based artist has been steadily building buzz in the art world for his polyglot paintings, which distill a broad range of influences from street graffiti to art history into alluring compositions of form and color that are proving irresistible to collectors. After a series of inc…