“Part photography, part mixed media, comprising archival canvases deconstructed and affixed to heavily textured canvases with lacquer and tape, the works in “Death And Beauty” are striking and powerful. The series comprises three diptychs of dramatically different images: a languid model on a bed is presented in counterpoint to a dead squirrel on the road, its viscera a splash of vivid color in a near-monochromatic landscape. A portrait of sharp-suited young man in near-darkness sits next to a decaying teddy bear abandoned in the weeds. A young girl lies alone in the forest, her pose echoing that of the correspondent image of a kangaroo carcass, its bones bleached brilliant white by the sun. But for all the divergent nature of their subjects, the images complement one another as much as they present startling contrasts. And for all that they portray mortality, the works in “Death and Beauty” are neither morbid nor sensationalist: rather than aiming to shock, they pass gentle comment on the ephemeral nature of beauty, and also find aesthetic worth in the most unlikely of places. They remind us that all life is beautiful — and that so, in its own way, is the end of life.