The photography of Rosalie Winard depicts the sparse beauty of America’s wetlands — including the vast wilds of Florida’s Everglades — with special elegance, capturing the chaos of natural life in still images that thrum with power but nevertheless seem composed, almost drawn. The metal sculptures of Herbert Mehler achieve an opposite and complementary effect. They really are composed, but they seem wild and accidental — like fungal growths discovered beneath a great log on some faraway metal planet. Both have exhibitions opening tonight at the Armory Art Center (1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach.) Admission’s free; the reception begins at 6 p.m. and runs to 8 p.m. Visit armoryartcenter.org.
Fri., Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m., 2011