a decade, American sculptor Tara Donovan has transformed huge volumes
of everyday items into stunning works of phenomenal impact. Layered,
piled, or clustered with an almost viral repetition, these products
assume forms that both evoke natural systems and seem to defy the
laws of nature.
gathers 16 works from the past decade and will premiere a new installation
commissioned by the ICA. The artist's first major museum survey,
the exhibition examines her distinctive sculptural process—exploring
how a single action applied to a single material countless times
can transcend our expectations.
like a mist over the floor, is made of nothing more than strips
of Scotch® tape. Bluffs, nearly five-foot-high forms that suggest
mountain peaks or stalagmites, are actually teetering stacks of
plastic buttons. Creating astonishing visual experiences, the artist's
work invites closer looking and bigger thinking about the everyday
materials that surround us.
(Styrofoam Cups), 2003.
Courtesy of the artist and PaceWildenstein, New York.