Beau Chamberlain creates fantastical foliage. His acrylic paintings and dioramas feature colorful clusters of Dr. Seuss-esque branches, trees, leaves, flowers, sticks and stones. Its almost as if the Lorax or a Sneech is going to pop out from one of his enchanting environments. The painting Apartment Living depicts a fat, leafy branch in front of a pink background; a spider-ish creature crawls out of the corner, extending its abnormally long, multi-colored legs to the green, yellow, brown, red and orange leaves.
Chamberlains dioramas are 3-D versions of his paintings. In Its Complicated, twisty branches and fuzzy leaves reach down from the top of the box to meet squiggly plants and rocks sprouting from the bottom. See all of Chamberlains nature-friendly, whimsical wonderlands from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Through January 3. CTRL Gallery, 3907 Main. For information, call 713-523-2875 or visit www.ctrlgallery.com. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Nov. 1. Continues through Jan. 3, 2008