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MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM
Tara Donovan: Currents 35
Edited by Karen Jacobson. Introduction by Chuck Close. Foreword by Dan Keegan. Text by Brady Roberts.
New York-based artist Tara Donovan (born 1969) is emerging as one of the most talented artists of her generation, with a particular gift for 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 of 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 be stacking, gluing, sticking or folding. Her process transforms the prosaic products into spectacular organic forms that belie their material composition. This volume is published for the Milwaukee Art Museumís exhibition (a part of their Currents series), which is comprised of several of her best known installations as well as new work. It includes a foreword by Chuck Close.