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Milwaukee Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
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Milwaukee, WI 53202


May 5th, 2012 - October 7th, 2012
Opening: 
May 5th, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Detail of Untitled, Tara DonovanTara Donovan, Detail of Untitled,
2008, Polyester film. Installation, dimensions variable
© Courtesy of the artist & The Pace Gallery
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New York-based artist Tara Donovan is emerging as one of the most talented artists of her generation, with a particular strength in site-specific installations. Donovan regenerates common manufactured materials such as Styrofoam, straight pins, straws, and buttons into biomorphic shapes through singular accumulations. Inspired by system-based artists from the 1960s like Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, and Chuck Close, Donovan adheres to a process of utilizing one manufactured material with a unique solution for assemblage, whether it’s stacking, gluing, sticking or folding. Her process transforms the prosaic products into spectacular organic forms that belie their material composition. Her exhibition in the Contemporary Galleries at the Milwaukee Art Museum will be comprised of several of her iconic installations in addition to new work.


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