Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan (b. 1969, New York) creates large-scale installations and sculptures made from everyday objects. Known for her commitment to process, she has earned acclaim for her ability to discover the inherent physical characteristics of an object and transform it into art. Donovan’s many accolades include the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award (2008); and first annual Calder Prize (2005), among others. For over a decade, numerous museums have mounted solo exhibitions of Donovan’s work including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2007-2008), UCLA Hammer Museum (2004), and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1999-2000). Donovan’s first European presentation is currently on view at the Arp Museum Bahnhof, Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany, an exhibition that originated this past year at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark. The artist joined Pace Gallery in 2005.

Images
, 2008. polyester film, installation dimensions variable.
Untitled, 2008. polyester film, installation dimensions variable.
, 2008. polyester film, installation dimensions variable.
Untitled, 2008. polyester film, installation dimensions variable.
, 2006. buttons and glue, 46-3/4" x 45-1/2" x 31" (118.7 cm x 115.6 cm x 78.7 cm).
Bluffs, 2006. buttons and glue, 46-3/4" x 45-1/2" x 31" (118.7 cm x 115.6 cm x 78.7 cm).
, 2012. acrylic and adhesive, 47-1/2" x 41-1/4" x 62-1/8" (120.6 cm x 104.8 cm x 157.8 cm).
Untitled, 2012. acrylic and adhesive, 47-1/2" x 41-1/4" x 62-1/8" (120.6 cm x 104.8 cm x 157.8 cm).
, 2004. pencils, 3" x 11' 1" x 78" (7.6 cm x 337.8 cm x 198.1 cm).
Colony, 2004. pencils, 3" x 11' 1" x 78" (7.6 cm x 337.8 cm x 198.1 cm).
, 2008. styrofoam cups and glue, installation dimensions variable.
Untitled (Styrofoam Cups), 2008. styrofoam cups and glue, installation dimensions variable.
, 2011. gatorboard, paint, and nickel-plated steel pins, 10' x 10' x 4" (304.8 cm x 304.8 cm x 10.2 cm).
Drawing (Pins), 2011. gatorboard, paint, and nickel-plated steel pins, 10' x 10' x 4" (304.8 cm x 304.8 cm x 10.2 cm).
Untitled (Pins), Untitled (Toothpicks), and Untitled (Glass), 2004
, 2008. adding machine paper, 8" x 9' x 32' (20.3 cm x 274.3 cm x 975.4 cm).
Moire, 2008. adding machine paper, 8" x 9' x 32' (20.3 cm x 274.3 cm x 975.4 cm).
, 2011. gatorboard, paint, and nickel-plated steel pins, 72" x 72" x 2-1/2" (182.9 cm x 182.9 cm x 6.4 cm).
Drawing (Pins), 2011. gatorboard, paint, and nickel-plated steel pins, 72" x 72" x 2-1/2" (182.9 cm x 182.9 cm x 6.4 cm).
, 2011. Mylar and hot glue, site specificinstallation dimensions variable.
Untitled (Mylar), 2011. Mylar and hot glue, site specificinstallation dimensions variable.
, 2009. ink on paper, 51-5/8" x 42-1/2" (131.1 cm x 108 cm).
Untitled, 2009. ink on paper, 51-5/8" x 42-1/2" (131.1 cm x 108 cm).
, 2000. etching ink on Twin Rocker handmade paper, 34-1/2" x 47" (87.6 cm x 119.4 cm).
Untitled, 2000. etching ink on Twin Rocker handmade paper, 34-1/2" x 47" (87.6 cm x 119.4 cm).
, 2007. Mylar and hot glue, 17" x 80" x 80" (43.2 cm x 203.2 cm x 203.2 cm).
Untitled (Mylar), 2007. Mylar and hot glue, 17" x 80" x 80" (43.2 cm x 203.2 cm x 203.2 cm).
, 2003. translucent plastic drinking straws, installation dimensions variable.
Haze, 2003. translucent plastic drinking straws, installation dimensions variable.
, 2006. plastic cups, dimensions variable.
Untitled (Plastic Cups), 2006. plastic cups, dimensions variable.
, 2001. tar paper, 4' x 40' 4" x 50' (121.9 cm x 1,229.4 cm x 1,524 cm).
Transplanted, 2001. tar paper, 4' x 40' 4" x 50' (121.9 cm x 1,229.4 cm x 1,524 cm).
, 2004. Scotch tape, dimensions variable.
Nebulous, 2004. Scotch tape, dimensions variable.

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Untitled , 2008. polyester film, installation dimensions variable.