Tara Donovan, Untitled, 2001. Shattered tempered glass held together by friction and gravity only.
Reblogged from Cave to Canvas.
In this week’s edition of Book I Want, Do Not Have, and Can Not Afford is only in the Can Not Afford section because it’s the holidays and just like everyone else who likes to show their friends and family they care, I am hemorraging money. Because really? This Tara Donovan book is only like $29 on Amazon and that my friends, is an affordable art book. Also, Lawrence Weschler is the author. You can’t get better, you really can’t.
So hear’s to hoping I get a check from a loving grandmother and that will go directly to this turquoise delight of a book!
Tara Donovan Untitled (straight pins), Untitled (toothpicks), Untitled (glass) all 2004
They are all held together by friction and gravity, you do sometimes have to sweep up the extras that fall on the ground. You wouldn’t want anyone slipping, would you?
Anywho, she is having her show up at the Des Moines Art Center and I guess she is attracting record crowds.
The Des Moines Art Center’s (DMAC) “Tara Donovan” exhibition drew the second largest opening fortnight crowds in decades and has been particularly popular with younger audiences. What’s more, those crowds are lingering longer than usual, taking time to check out Donovan’s sculptures from multiple perspectives. That’s exactly what the museum hoped for three years ago when it scheduled Donovan. via…
Tara Donovan Untitled(Plastic Sheeting) 2009
In the same neighborhood is a more eye-grabbing sculpture by Tara Donovan, the artist known for spectacular accumulations of ordinary objects like plastic straws and disposable cups. Presented in the window of the Lever House Lobby, where it may be viewed from indoors as well as out, Ms. Donovan’s untitled piece consists of 2,500 pounds of plastic sheeting loosely folded into a wide box that is glassed in on the front and back and built into a freestanding white wall. via…
It’s so pretty.