A new show opening tonight at the Sandra Phillips Gallery will appeal directly to your animal instincts: The message of Nature. Interrupted a three-way exhibition of works by Anna Kaye, Susan Jean Hart and Pauline Foss that explores the effects of man's ugly footprint on the natural world clearly takes the animals' side. Kaye's "Inside Out" series features stunning three-dimensional trompe l'oeil paintings of wild animals literally boxed in by their environment, while Foss's mixed-media works comment on the inhumane treatment of animals in mass food production. And on a more conceptual front, Hart's sculpture combines man-made and natural materials in abstract forms.
Nature opens tonight with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and continues through January 2; Sandra Phillips is at 744 Santa Fe Drive. For details, call 303-573-5969 or visit www.thesandraphillipsgallery.com.
Nov. 30-Jan. 2, 2007