Installation view, Tara Donovan: Fieldwork, Smart Museum of Art, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery. Photo: Michael Tropea.

Museum Exhibitions

Tara Donovan: Fieldwork

Smart Museum of Art, Chicago

Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Fieldwork celebrates American artist Tara Donovan’s distinctive practice that transforms mundane materials like plastic straws, index cards, rubber bands, Slinkys, and Mylar into elaborate, mind-bending objects evocative of the natural world.

The exhibition presents, for the first time, wall-based and freestanding objects together, demonstrating how fully the artist reimagines everyday materials. Taken together, the works in this exhibition demonstrate how order and structure give way to unpredictability and how the mundane cedes to the marvelous.

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  • Museum Exhibitions — Tara Donovan: Fieldwork Travels to Chicago's Smart Museum, Jun 6, 2019