Exhibits - Austin Public Library

Elizabeth Chiles
On Water, an Elizabeth Chiles exhibition

On Water, an exhibition featuring more than a dozen photographs and photographic collages by Elizabeth Chiles. Presented in the library’s main gallery, On Water showcases two series of Elizabeth Chiles' work: Figs from Thistles, created in 2013 during the worst Texas drought in over a century, and On Water, created in 2018 during months of historic flooding along the Colorado River. Dried native grasses and improbably hopeful wildflowers are juxtaposed with lush plant life and vivid colors, revealing how water—or the lack thereof—has the ability to shape our surrounding landscape.


Central Gallery Exhibition on view July 16 – August 16


Opening Reception: Friday, July 19, 7 – 9 PM, Central Gallery


Image: Elizabeth Chiles, On Water