The symbiotic interplay between seemingly antithetical forces of nature trees and wildfires forms the underlying theme in artist Anna Kayes fastidiously detailed drawings in charcoal, graphite and watercolor, which offer a near-photographic view of a forest in ruins, coming back to life. Both eerie and inspirational, the works on paper that comprise Kayes new exhibit, Apparition, at the Sandra Phillips Gallery, play out these little botanical dramas both in somber, misty black-and-white and dewy color (and sometimes in an emergent crossover). Ultimately, youll understand, the forest wins out.
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See Kayes beautiful works September 10 during a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 744 Santa Fe Drive; the exhibit then continues through October 17. And in keeping with the shows delicate message, ten percent of all sales will go to the Colorado State Forest Service to provide funding for fire management programs. Get details at www.sandraphillipsgallery.com or call 303-573-5969.
Sept. 10-Oct. 17, 2009