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Tara Donovan

Author: Tara Donovan; Nicholas Baume; Jen Mergel; Lawrence Weschler; Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)
Publisher: New York : Monacelli Press ; Boston : Institute of Contemporary Art, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Artist Tara Donovan uses commonplace consumer materials--toothpicks, tape, pencils, buttons, paper plates, and the like--to create her dazzling sculptural installations. Often biomorphic or topographical in character, her large-scale abstract works utilize systematic arrangements of thousands or even millions of units. Visually evocative, her pieces are at once organic and highly structured. Donovan has been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Tara Donovan; Tara Donovan; Tara Donovan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tara Donovan; Nicholas Baume; Jen Mergel; Lawrence Weschler; Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)
ISBN: 9781580932134 1580932134
OCLC Number: 222251018
Notes: "This publication was produced in conjunction with the exhibition Tara Donovan, organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (October 10, 2008-January 4, 2009)"--Title page verso.
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Second nature / Jen Mergel and Nicholas Baume --
Plates --
Animal, mineral, vegetable : the material coming to life / a conversation between Lawrence Weschler and Tara Donovan --
Biography --
Afterword / Jill Medvedow.
Responsibility: Nicholas Baume, Jen Mergel, Lawrence Weschler.
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Artist Tara Donovan uses commonplace consumer materials--toothpicks, tape, pencils, buttons, paper plates, and the like--to create her dazzling sculptural installations. Often biomorphic or topographical in character, her large-scale abstract works utilize systematic arrangements of thousands or even millions of units. Visually evocative, her pieces are at once organic and highly structured. Donovan has been recognized for her commitment to process and her ability to discover how the inherent physical characteristics of an object might allow it to be transformed into art. Published in conjunction with a major studio exhibition at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston, this book is the first to document Donovan's complete oeuvre, from her beginnings working in ink to her most recent pieces. Among the many works shown are Untitled (Plastic Cups), a 50-by-60-foot landscape of plastic cups; Haze, a 42-foot-long wall of over two million clear plastic drinking straws stacked like wood; and her three 40-inch cubes, one of steel pins, one of toothpicks, and one of shattered glass. An in-depth conversation between Donovan and Lawrence Weschler traces the artist's schooling, early career, and current work.

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