View Photo Gallery: Lowbrow artists get playful at the Workhouse Arts Center.

Artworks made with spray paint, found objects, markers and other tools of the so-called “lowbrow art” movement are spotlighted in “Urban Decay 3,” a fun and visually-rich group exhibition inspired by comics, graffiti, tattoos and other popular art forms at the Workhouse Arts Center. But the stars of this must-see show are its many examples of “urban vinyl,” or customized plastic action figures.

Part sculpture and part doll, the one-of-a-kind figures are hot (and surprisingly affordable) collector’s items in an art scene that is increasingly emerging from the underground into the mainstream. Read my review, and check out a selection of images from the show in the gallery at the top of this post.