Tara Donovan transforms humble, mass-produced materials such as paper plates, plastic cups, pencils, buttons, and pins into ethereal, large-scale sculptures and site-specific installations. Manipulating inherent properties of her chosen materials—the translucency of Scotch tape, say, or the malleability of a Slinky—Donovan creates works that revel in both the artificial and the natural worlds: They suggest cave formations, clouds, molecular structures, and other geological and biological forms. Donovan received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999 and opened her first institutional exhibition that year, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. She has since received solo shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and her work has sold for up to six figures on the secondary market. In 2008, Donovan was named a MacArthur fellow.
Tara Donovan | Untitled (Toothpicks), 20041 Mar - 16 Apr 2022 LOGAN HEIGHTS | ONEQuint Gallery’s ONE is pleased to present Untitled (Toothpicks), 2004 by sculptor and installation artist Tara Donovan. With careful attention to the physical properties of mass-produced products, Donovan has developed...
Tara Donovan | SlinkysQuint Contemporary Art: 7547 Girard Avenue 6 Feb - 2 Apr 2016Quint Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by New-York based artist Tara Donovan, which will open with a reception on Saturday, February 6th from 6-8...
Sculpture on the Floor, Wall, and Ceiling | Group Exhibition7 Dec 2004 - 15 Jan 2005 Quint Gallery | 5171 Santa FeRoman De Salvo
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