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Posted: 2:29 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014

Orly Genger to discuss installation at Laguna Gloria 


Orly Genger to discuss installation at Laguna Gloria
Orly Genger's site-specific installation "Current" at Laguna Gloria.

Made from thousands of feet of hand-knotted reclaimed lobster rope, Orly Genger’s site-specific installation “Current” tumbles in massive wave-like undulations down the amphitheater at Laguna Gloria.

At the shore, one rope wave continues its downward-flowing journey, jutting out like a stream of lava onto a wooden barge-like platform right to the edge of the lagoon.

As she has in her other ambitious and labor-intensive installations, for “Current” Genger used recycled lobster rope that she purchased from fishermen — a deliberate gesture containing both economic and social purpose.

In her Brooklyn studio, Genger weaves, crochets and knots the braided rope — an unforgiving, hard-to-wrangle material — into organic forms, teasing out sensuous shapes that are at once very painterly and also thoroughly muscular.

Genger's is the fourth site-specific installation commissioned by the Contemporary Austin for its Laguna Gloria site since the museum (the entity formed after the merger of the Austin Museum of Art and Arthouse) refocused its artistic mission last year.

Genger comes to Austin this week for several public programs related to her installation.

She’ll discuss “Current” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Then at 11 a.m. Saturday, for the museum’s “Family Day,” Genger leads art-making activities.

“Orly Genger: Current.”
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 24.
Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 W. 35th St.
www.thecontemporaryaustin.org

 

 

 
 

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