Laguna Gloria installations by Do Ho Suh, Lucky Dragons extended

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Do Ho Suh’s “Net-Work” at Laguna Gloria.

Do Ho Suh’s poetic yet evocative installation “Net-Work” will remain on view at Laguna Gloria through May 31, the Contemporary Austin has announced.

A shimmering net of tiny gold and silver figures, “Net-Work” drapes over supports on the floating dock at the base of the Laguna Gloria’s amphitheater.

Inspired by traditional fishing nets in Japan, where the piece was first installed on a beach, the net cascades down to the marshy shoreline, forming an enticing open-air enclosure, its miniature figures framing a new view of the lagoon.

“Net-Work” can be viewed whenever the Laguna Gloria grounds are open: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

See www.thecontemporaryaustin.org for more info.

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Do Ho Suh’s “Net-Work” at Laguna Gloria.

Also remaining on view through May 31 is “17,000 Observations” the intriguing sound-art installation by Los Angeles-based art collective Lucky Dragons.

A  sculptural mobile of circular mirrors is suspended between trees across one of the footpaths on the lakeside peninsula. Accompanying the mirrored natural views is a soundtrack of a field recording overlapped with an original musical composition.

“17,000 Observations” project takes its name the 17,000 observations  made by birders in the Laguna Gloria and adjacent Mayfield Park.

No excuses now not to see either “Net-Work” or “17,000 Observations.”

Detail of Do Ho Suh's "Net-Work" at Laguna Gloria.
Detail of Do Ho Suh’s “Net-Work” at Laguna Gloria.

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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