tara donovan exhibits otherworldly environments at pace gallery, menlo park
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jun 01, 2014
tara donovan exhibits otherworldly environments at pace gallery, menlo park


tara donovan exhibits otherworldly environments at pace gallery, menlo park
(above) untitled, 2014
acrylic and adhesive
10′ 1/2″ x 14′ 2″ x 12′ 10-3/4″ (306.1 cm x 431.8 cm x 393.1 cm)

 

 

 

 

tara donovan: untitled
pace gallery, menlo park, california
now through jun 30th, 2014

 

 

pace gallery in menlo park presents the final exhibition at its california pop-up site: ‘tara donovan: untitled’, a survey of the american artist’s oveure. filling the former tesla headquarters are a series of large scale installations and mixed media, characterized by her signature experimentation in invented topographies, otherworldly environments, and seemingly organic structures from inorganic materials.
Tara Donovan PACE gallery
untitled, 2014
styrene index cards, metal, wood, paint and glue
12′ 5-1/2″ x 22′ 4″ x 22′ 11-1/2″ (379.7 cm x 680.7 cm x 699.8 cm)

 

 

 

donovan explores the transformative effect of simple, mass-produced objects following manipulation, accumulation and aggregation. ‘untitled’ demonstrates the range of her single-material structures built from the repetitive application of mylar, acrylic, film, glass, buttons, toothpicks, pins, pencils and drinking straws. the humble items, when stacked and amassed as free-standing units, generate radically new forms which embrace complexity, craft and process. ‘there is a sense I get of wanting to choreograph someone’s experience of my work.’ donovan describes ‘because the surfaces of my work do often shift and follow the perspective of the viewer, there is a perceptual movement that coincides with a person’s physical movement within the gallery space.’

Tara Donovan PACE gallery
detail of untitled, 2014
styrene index cards, metal, wood, paint and glue
12′ 5-1/2″ x 22′ 4″ x 22′ 11-1/2″ (379.7 cm x 680.7 cm x 699.8 cm)

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