The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria (3809 W. 35 St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Jones Center (700 Congress Ave., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) are free on Tuesdays. Read what art critic Jeanne Claire van Ryizn had to say about their latest exhibit by Do Ho Suh:
Ideas of home, displacement and personal space ricochet through the work of acclaimed artist Do Ho Suh. Now, Suh receives his first major solo exhibit in the United States in more than a decade when the Contemporary Austin launches a two-part show opening Saturday.
Suh has recently finished creating the last rooms of a fabric replica of his New York apartment, which he’ll debut at the Contemporary’s Jones Center along with two other components of his “348 West 22nd Street.” Also on view will be some of his “Specimen Series” of ghostly appliances and fixtures — radiators, toilets, stoves all rendered with meticulous detail — made of sheer colorful fabric over steel structures.
At the Contemporary’s Laguna Gloria site, Suh will install “Net-Work” along the shore of Lake Austin — a shimmering fishing net-like kinetic installation of thousands of gold and silver human figures.