Friday, November 7, 2008

Tara Donovan

I'm excited to get down to the ICA to see Tara Donovan's sculptures. Donovan takes ordinary, every day items and transforms them into giant works. Most of her sculptures are layered, piled, and clustered in such a uniform way that these patterns work to assume forms that evoke natural systems.

For this exhibit, the ICA has gathered 16 of Donovan's sculptures from the past decade, and commissioned a new installation.

Why do I like Tara Donovan? Because she can take a bunch of buttons and create something completely unthinkable, like stalagmites (or is it stalagtites?). I love that kind of work.

Her sculptures are on display at the Boston ICA until January 4, 2009.

The sculpture above is made of paper plates!

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