Elisabet Ney Museum presents WEST at the Ney
For 2018, the Elisabet Ney Museum will feature “The Silent City’s Sound and Light Bath,” an extraordinary “Immersive Experience” installed in the museum’s Visiting Artists’ Gallery. Participants of all ages will be able to interact with hand-wired musical consoles to alter the experience of the room, in sound and light, emanating from hand-cast illuminated resin lamps hung from the ceiling.
A truly unique exhibition experience, it will run May 11-June 24. There will be a reception on Saturday, May 12 from 4-6 pm. This is the fifth in a series of intermedia installations by artists Lauren Gurgiolo, Wendy Mitchell, and Lindsay Greene, and is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
The museum will also shine a special focus on the continuing engagement of Catherine Lee’s Four Constants, the bronzes that will remain in the landscape for an extended period of time. The Four Constants - Constant Trial, Constant Deliverance, Constant Sorrow, and Constant Question - are part of a series of monolithic outdoor sculptures. They address the notion of constancy - both of time and place - and question that range between what’s temporary and what’s permanent. They are all cut, welded and patinated bronze, and join an earlier bronze work, Hebrides #6: Clach an Trushal, on loan from the Contemporary Austin in its Museum Without Walls program, made possible in part with support from the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation.