Some of the most ancient, and most beloved, works of art have included animals, proving the lasting impact they have on the human experience and imagination. Each of the seven artists featured in [create]ures: animals in contemporary art, on display at Spartanburg Art Museum through February, takes a different approach on how they express their animal fascinations, from Tasha Lewis’s Botanical Gazelles, to Maria Lux’s Mouse Paratroopers. With an array of media, this exhibit represents a multitude of affections for the fellow animals with whom we share this planet.

[create]ures: animals in contemporary art is on display at Spartanburg Art Museum, 200 E St John St, Spartanburg, Tues–Sat, 10am–5pm, Sun, 1–5pm. For more information, visit spartanburgartmuseum.org/createures.