using mass manufactured materials to form beautifully organic topography, tara donovan sculpts with repetition. her installations are acclaimed as a devotion to technique: using one object repeatedly – often approaching millions in count – donovan invites us to reconsider the configuration of common objects.
the fluidity and beauty both within and surrounding Nebulous + Untitled [pictured above + below] are astonishing given the medium. the sheer quantity of materials paired with an architectural vision, construct stunning biomorphic forms.
at an early age, i pledged my allegiance to mother earth by vowing to never use styrofoam cups – despite potential dehydration. it is therefore with muddled admiration that i call this next work *favorite*
simultaneously modern and timeless, the cups flow and take shape of a bleached inverted underwater world – or the terrain of uncharted galaxies
last year, her show at the met was extended three times and visited by nearly 335,000 visitors. as a 2008 macarthur fellow, i look forward to donovan’s second solo exhibition scheduled for spring of this year.