Scott Brooks’ gallows humor permeates all of his paintings in “Under the Skin,” which shows a world where Cub Scouts cannibalize one another around the campfire and an American schoolgirl prepares to blow her Japanese compatriots into kingdom come. The dark comedy is a stark contrast to the artist’s childlike quirkiness (Brooks has illustrated children’s books) and, indeed, to the number of children in his work. With glee, a young boy and girl shoot arrows at a modern-day martyr lashed to a stop sign in Sebastian of the Suburbs. There are moments of loveliness, though, such as his portrait Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, in which a woman in a gray dress sits in a lifeboat, while behind her, the Titanic sinks opposite an iceberg. The formal portrait is posed exactly as a wealthy passenger on the ship would have chosen, maintaining dignity in even the most harrowing circumstances. A documentary about the artist by Brandon Bloch accompanies the exhibit. The exhibition is on view from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily to Saturday, June 7, at Long View Gallery, 1302 9th St. NW. Free. (202) 232-4788.