Jan 10, 2012

Tara Donovan

Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue/ACE GALLERY

I love it when an artist creates work by collecting something usually taken for granted and turning it into an absolute thing of beauty. So is the case of artist Tara Donovan, the Brooklyn artist and winner of the MacArthur genius grant.  

Toothpicks/ACE GALLERY

Using everyday materials, Donovan creates mystifying sculptures and site-specific installations. Some of her pieces involve hours of labor and a team of work. She must be in love with the process, creating something so completely tedious, an OCD-ers dream even! Read this great interview at The Design Observer Group! Then watch this art:21 discussion.

"Nebulous" Scotch Tape/ACE GALLERY

Her work was featured in the Whitney Biennial in 2001. She won the Calder Prize in 2005. In 2006 she had her first solo exhibit at the Pace Gallery (who currently represents her). She had a well received solo show last February at the Pace Gallery, of her Pin Drawings. And she's shown many other places; including but not limited to; the Met, Cleveland Contemporary Art Museum, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, at BAM UC Berkeley and the Institute of Contemporary Art/ Boston.


Tara Donovan, I've got my eye on you! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. In the mean time, I'll be picking up this lovely book made in conjunction with your solo exhibit at the Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston.

Paper Plates/ACE GALLERY



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