Art around town: ‘Water, Water Everywhere’ at Women & Their Work

Editor’s note: This article was originally published July 11, 2013

Erika Blumenfeld is part ecological archivist and part installation artist as she gathers artifacts salvaged from recent wildfires to create a work of art that investigates our environment and its precarious state.

“Water, Water Everywhere” is her intriguing solo exhibit opening at Women & Their Work. Blumenfeld’s gathered charred objects from a recent New Mexico wildfire to create a mandala in the center of the gallery. And her meticulous, high-resolution photographs capture the unsettling, mournful beauty of the natural landscape that’s been irrevocably altered by fires caused by human activity.

“I want the work to be a mirror of what’s going on,” said Blumenfeld as she worked on her installation. “The climate is not changing, it’s being disrupted.”

Opening 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday with an aritst’s talk at 7 p.m.

Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Exhibit continues through Aug. 29. Women and Their Work, 1710 Lavaca St. www.womenandtheirwork.org.

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