The Naturalist

A quick look at the artwork of Mayme Kratz does little to tell the story of her process. The Phoenix artist made a name for herself by building complex environments and diorama-like sculptures with a collection of natural specimens captured in resin. Kratz has an incredible eye for detail and says her collections, which include a variety of bones, shells, beetles, seeds, twigs, leaves, snakes, and wings, are really about recording memory.

Her latest series, titled "sometimes the darkness," is on view through Saturday, June 1, at Lisa Sette Gallery, where visitors can view what Sette calls "a window onto secret biological systems, glowing beneath the moody translucence of a resinous surface."

Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Starts: April 11. Continues through June 1, 2013