Collaborative show “Revivescere” closes this week, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, quit delaying. Featuring the magical pairing of Aria Fawn and Cheyenne Croy, it’s an exhibition on display at Valkarie Gallery that centers on the cycle of life and death, particularly as it concerns nature’s beasts. Skulls, smashed birds, and dead bugs all come together in a beautiful and whimsical way in the sculptural works of Croy. Fawn, the other half of the show, offers up her well-known watercolor paintings as well as some wiry three-dimensional additions. Though the show deals with death, it’s not morbid by an stretch. Care and respect for the animal remnants featured are evident in the clean construction and meticulous composition of each piece. In these cases, death may be displayed, but so is the life that emanates from it. Fantastical, elegant, drenched in subtle details, even funny at times — “Revivescere” yields light from the darkness.
Photos taken First Friday Aug. 4. “Revivescere” closes Aug. 13. For more information, please visit www.valkariefineart.com