Shortly before Erika Blumenfeld arrived in Austin early this month to install her elegant yet prescient solo exhibit now at Women & Their Work, the artist visited the charred landscape left behind by a wildfire that still burns in New Mexico’s Gila National Forest.
Blumenfeld gathered tree branches turned to charcoal, rocks licked black by the flames and cactus paddles burned to a crisp.
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“Water, Water Everywhere”
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 29
Where: Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St.
Information: 512-477-1064, www.womenandtheirwork.org