Pace Gallery - 510 W 25th

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Pin Pusher

by Trong Gia Nguyen
I loved Tara Donovan’s Haze, the 2003 installation at Ace Gallery composed entirely of drinking straws to form an organic, alien wall terrain that enveloped the space. I also loved her last show at Pace in 2006 that employed zillions of plastic cups to create an otherworldly lunar street view. Her latest offering at Pace, titled Drawings (Pins), leaves me on the fence.When looking at Donovan’s installations one is first encountered by the formal beauty of the works, and then upon closer inspection, startled by the simplicity of its means. Using only dressmaker pins stuck to gatorboard, the artist... [more]
Posted by Trong Gia Nguyen on 2/14/11