Orly Genger in her studio. Photograph by Ruth Fremson.
Austin-based Orly Genger activates the McNay Sculpture Garden with a
sprawling work of art composed from brightly painted recycled lobster rope.
Genger is known for her vibrant site-based interactive sculptures including
those seen at New York City’s Madison Square Park and Brown University
in Providence, Rhode Island, where the artist completed her bachelor of
arts degree. Through her sculptural interventions, Genger explores issues
of femininity and women’s work by incorporating weaving and knotting as
part of her artistic practice. The artist’s sculpture refers to political and social
concerns, while being tactile, playful, and inviting to the public.
Orly Genger: Stomping Ground is organized for the McNay Art Museum by René Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs; and Lauren Thompson, Curator of Exhibitions.
Funding is most generously provided by The King Ranch Visiting Artists Fund and the Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation of 1992.
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