Austin artist Susi Brister stages mysterious tableaux with enigmatic quasi-human figures draped in strange textiles and then situated in the natural landscape.

“613 Silky Straight in Swamp,” Susi Brister

Whimsical and eery at the same time, Brister’s “Fables” — on view at Women & Their Work — poke at what is real and what is imaginary.

Says Brister: “Acrylic neon crystals, camouflaging textiles, twisted piles of brightly colored tape, and layers upon layers of artificial hair extensions shroud forms that integrate with or interrupt the natural environment in a seeming attempt to blend in, but which ultimately emphasize the gap between the natural world and its synthetic imitations. “

“Fables: Susi Brister” continues through Jan. 15.

Women & Their Work, Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays (Closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4).

www.womeandtheirwork.org  and www.susibrister.com/