In ''Wreaths,'' his fourth solo exhibit at Art Palace, Peat Duggins presents his take on the domestication of nature. Gardens, press materials for the show say, have a dual existence, being natural and untamed while simultaneously structured and controlled. In the ink and watercolor work Untitled (Azaleas/Snake), Duggins shows viewers both the beauty and the danger of nature, depicting a small snake slithering through a cluster of delicate pink and white azaleas surrounded by bright green leaves. Duggins echoes the idea of nature being both beautiful and dangerous in several other pieces, including Untitled (Wasp Ring), a circle composed of dozens of intricately drawn yellow wasps.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Starts: Nov. 3. Continues through Jan. 5, 2012