Tara Donovan: Fieldwork June 14 – September 22, 2019 Smart Museum of Art 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 a
Pace artists Tara Donovan, Yoshitomo Nara, and Yto Barrada are featured in the 12th edition of the Gwangju Biennale in Gwnagju, South Korea. The Biennale will be on view from September 7 – November 11, 2018 in venues across the city. The 12th Gwangju Biennale will see 165 artists from 43 different countries participate in a series of seven exhibitions and the GB Commission exploring the political, cultural, physical and emotional concepts of borders in today’s global community. For this editio
Tara Donovan: Fieldwork September 21, 2018 – January 27, 2019 MCA Denver Fieldwork celebrates American artist Tara Donovan’s distinct and varied practice, which includes sculpture, drawings, works on paper, and site-responsive installations. Often known for her transformation of neutral or mundane materials into elaborate, mind-bending objects that evoke the natural world or other organic material, Donovan’s work in many ways is about work. She manipulates a material over and over again, to se
Tara Donovan is included in Hyperobjects, a group exhibition co-organized by philosopher and Rice University professor Timothy Morton and Ballroom Marfa Director & Curator Laura Copelin. The exhibition engages ideas from Morton’s theory of hyperobjects, entities that are bewilderingly huge and seemingly incomprehensible, to confront the overwhelming scale of today’s ecological crisis. Tara Donovan will present the site-specific installation, Untitled (Plastic Cups), where she "applies sculpt
Pace Gallery congratulates Yto Barrada, Tara Donovan, and Yoshitomo Nara on their inclusion in the 2018 Gwangju Biennale! Titled "Imagined Borders," the biennale draws its name from the Benedict Anderson book of the same name about nationalism. Unlike previous years, the biennale will be structured into mini-exhibitions organized by a total of eleven curators, and will deal with a variety of themes. The 2018 Gwanju Biennale will take place September 7 through November 11 at South Korea’s Asia
Tara Donovan will debut a new monumental, site-specific installation at the Armory Show's 2018 Platform section, "The Contingent." Taking the form of a pyramidal cross-section (or wedge), Donovan's installation approaches the scale of architecture in relation to the human body. Tens of thousands of clear plastic tubes normally used for commercial product packaging were cut to precise lengths along a scale from 2 inches to 8 feet and assembled in tiered sections that come together into a 33-foot
Gray Matters opens May 20th at the Wexner Center for the Arts, and includes works by Pace artists Tara Donovan and Michal Rovner. The survey exhibition looks at the work of 37 contemporary female artists who have explored the practice of grisaille, a French term for working in shades of gray. The exhibiton will feature works from Donovan's latest series, Compositions (Cards), wall-mounted framed works in various sizes that explore stratification as both a sculptural technique and a means to c
On the occasion of Tara Donovan's recent solo exhibition with Pace, she was interviewed by Allie Biswas, a contributor to Studio International. In the interview, Tara discusses the development of her recent series, Compositions (Cards), which, while they might appear as a departure from her work in large-scale installation, are rooted in the same aesthetic potential of aggregated materials and their activation of perceptual capacities. Read the full interview here.
On the occasion of her bi-coastal exhibtions at Pace Gallery in Palo Alto and in New York, Tara Donovan was interviewed by Kristen Tauer at Women's Wear Daily. Tara discusses her new works as an evolution of her artistic process, which explores familiar materials transformed through massive quantities. To read the full article, click here.
Two works from Tara Donovan's Drawings (Pins) series will be on display at the recently opened Cartier Palo Alto boutique located at 180 El Camino Real throughout the artist's exhibition at Pace, 229 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA. Cartier is honored to feature Donovan's pieces and looks forward to welcoming clients into the Maison to view her work.
Beginning August 1, Jupiter Artland in Edinburgh will present three sculptural installations by Tara Donovan. Included in Donovan’s first large-scale solo exhibition in the United Kingdom is Untitled (Plastic Cups) installed in The Ballroom at Bonnington House - a space never before open to the public. Join Donovan for a tour of the exhibition followed by a Q&A on Sunday, August 2. For more info on Tara Donovan, visit Jupiter Artland.
After a visit to Tara Donovan’s studio, Scott Indrisek writes that her “no-nonsense ingenuity is something to celebrate.” Indrisek explores the development of Donovan’s Slinky works, which are currently on view at the Parrish Art Museum and heading to Jupiter Art Land in Edinburgh, Scotland, in August. Why Slinkys? “I don’t really have personal connections to the materials I choose,” Tara Donovan said, “it’s more about their physical properties and what possibilities I can exploit in them. P
Pace Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in the second edition of the ART 021 Contemporary Art Fair in Shanghai from November 12 to 16, 2014. Pace will present more than thirty works by a diverse group of international artists at booth 2-02. Pace’s presentation at Art 021 will include a selection of artists whose work employs quotidian materials and images. Yin Xiuzhen and Tara Donovan incorporate commonplace items such as recycled clothing in the case of the former and pins, Myla
The pop up space will feature exhibitions of work by Alexander Calder and Tara Donovan Pace Gallery is proud to announce the opening of a temporary exhibition space in Menlo Park, California from April 16th through June 30th, 2014. Located in the former Tesla headquarters at 300 El Camino Real in the heart of Silicon Valley, Pace Menlo Park will present two exhibitions: Alexander Calder: The Art of Invention, from April 16th to May 13th, 2014 and Tara Donovan: Untitled, from May 22nd to J
Pace Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a new space, Chesa Büsin, in the historic city of Zuoz in the Engadin valley in Switzerland. The inaugural exhibition Carte Blanche traces fifty-four years of the gallery’s history and feature works in which white is the dominant shade by artists including: Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Tara Donovan, Robert Irwin, Lee Ufan, Robert Ryman, Yoshitomo Nara, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Carte Blanche will run from 20 February through 30 March
Pace Gallery is pleased to announce New York exhibitions for spring 2014. Pace is delighted to present solo exhibitions of work by artists: Sol LeWitt Keith Sonnier Richard Tuttle Kiki Smith Robert Mangold Tara Donovan Joel Shapiro Hiroshi Sugimoto The gallery's acclaimed exhibition, "Mingei: Are You Here?," curated by Nicolas Tremblay, will travel from Pace London to New York this March. Pace will also continue its longstanding tradition of one-artist
Pace is delighted to announce its participation in the 2013 edition of Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), taking place at Paris’s Grand Palais from October 24 – 27, 2013. Featuring French artists Jean Dubuffet and Loris Gréaud alongside recent works by leading American, Asian, and European artists, the gallery’s stand (0.A44) will include photographs, works on paper, paintings, and sculpture.
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in ArtInternational Istanbul, taking place at Halic Congress Center, from 16–18 September 2013. The gallery’s booth D2 will include a selection of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, installations, video, and multimedia works spanning from the 1980s to the present.
Pace is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in SP-Arte, taking place at the Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, in São Paulo from 4 – 7 April 2013. The gallery’s booth (G2) will include Joel, a large-scale oil-on-canvas portrait of American sculptor Joel Shapiro by Chuck Close; an elegant sculpture by Alexander Calder; a stained glass sculpture homage to the legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer by Brian Clarke; and a painting by Mark Rothko. The gallery is proud to feature work
Pace is delighted to announce its participation in Art Dubai, held from 20 to 23 March. Highlights of Pace’s booth (J14) will include Les Trois Pics, a monumental black stabile by Alexander Calder; three of Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Dioramas; and a wood sculpture by American artist Maya Lin. Pace will also show works by Yto Barrada, Brian Clarke, Keith Coventry, Tara Donovan, Kevin Francis Gray, Robert Irwin, Maya Lin, Yoshitomo Nara, Michal Rovner, Lucas Samaras, Bosco Sodi, Hiroshi Sugimoto, James
Pace is pleased to participate in the inaugural EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary/Modern Art and Design, September 20—23. Please visit us at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Avenue, Booth 510. Highlights include Kiki Smith’s Corsage, 2011, a delicate bronze with gold leaf wall-mounted sculpture that continues the artist’s explorations of the human condition, the body, spirituality and nature; a shimmering mylar sculpture by Tara Donovan from 2009; a dynamic anthropomorphic cast b
Up close, Tara Donovan’s Haze is like a gorgeous, billowing cloud. Haze covers 32 feet of wall space at the Milwaukee Art Museum, where Donovan (b. 1969, New York) and several assistants installed it last week. From afar, the thing is an amorphous drift, the main feature of which is a mountain-range top edge very near the 20-or-so foot ceiling. Bulges and undulations in the surface become more perceptible close up. The piece also absorbs sound; at first, it has the muffling effect of a cloakroom
On November 19, 2011, The Pace Gallery, Beijing will present the second installment of the gallery’s annual “Beijing Voice” exhibition. This is a long term project devised by The Pace Gallery, Beijing to consider and interpret the artistic phenomena that are currently underway in the art field. The first installment, Together or Isolated explored the complex interplay between artworks and their sociocultural background while addressing certain phenomena and issues extant in Chinese contemporary
An untitled 1989 piece made from Cor-ten steel by Donald Judd, and now in a lovely show of his works at Pace Gallery in New York. There’s such grace and refinement, and simple sensory pleasure, to be found in Judd that it’s hard to believe that when his art first came on the scene, even some of his fans felt it was a purely conceptual exercise, with few aesthetic rewards. Great art doesn’t appeal to our innate notions of beauty. It teaches us new ways of understanding what might count as beautif
In the art world, Tara Donovan has become the belle of the banal. She employs everyday objects such as drinking straws, buttons or No. 2 pencils to create large-scale sculptures and prints that take on a life (and light) of their own. She allows the shape of the chosen material to determine the form of the piece until it becomes magically other (think vast moonscape in Styrofoam cups), managing to transcend both materiality and gimmickry in a culture that celebrates both. In her latest series, ‘
"Tara Donovan: Drawings (Pins)" at the Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, opening February 11, 6-8 p.m., through March 19, thepacegallery.com Since being featured in the Whitney Biennial in 2000, Tara Donovan has become a bona fide international sensation by using everyday materials — styrofoam cups, pencils, straws, paper plates, Scotch tape, and more — to create sculptures that invade larger spaces that one would think possible with biomorphic shapes, mini cities, and quotidian-made-fantastic
Tara Donovan’s Bluffs looks glamorous and luminous, seen from an adjacent gallery, 30 feet away, in the Milwaukee Art Museum. It might be some exquisite, spiraling coral, or crystals that have grown from the floor of some enchanted cavern, or a mountain range carved into vertiginous towers. Or it might be Oz, as conceived by Antoni Gaudí. Its glowing presence, coiled energy and structural complexity make Bluffs feel bigger than it is. The piece stands maybe four feet tall at its peak, and its fo