Tessa Hulls thought she’d just make a painting show, and she did—she brought to life an entire grouping of part-Klimt, part-mosaic paintings of women warriors in animal skins, tired of fighting. Each bright painting is paired with a poem by Kay Ryan. But at the last minute before the show opened, she realized these works were code for what was really going on: She was making art in the aftermath of a breakup. So she created a confessional comic book, too, and amazingly, she pulled it all off. You’ll not only enjoy getting to know this onetime Stranger art intern, you’ll see yourself in her. (Joe Bar, 810 E Roy St, joebarcafe.com, 7:30 am–9:30 pm, free, through May 7)