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February 7, 2009-May 3, 2009
Organized by the Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston
The exhibition is organized by Nicholas Baume, chief curator at the ICA, and Jen Mergel, assistant curator at the ICA
Exhibition Sponsors: Jennie Rosenthal Berliant & Allan Berliant, Sandy Gross and John Hutton, Murray and Robin Sinclaire
This exhibition is the first major museum survey of the American sculptor Tara Donovan. With sensitivity to texture, volume and the inherent physical properties of materials, Donovan transforms large quantities of mass-produced itemstoothpicks, adhesive tape, straws, buttons, pins, plastic cups and Mylarinto stunning sculptural objects and installations. Utilizing the detritus of a culture of mass production, Donovan creates large-scale sculptures that imply organic growth or a random-order arrangement. Her methodology of building sculpture through accumulation and meticulous assembly of quantities and amounts of identical items offers the viewer the experience of complexity and infinity. A monograph accompanies the exhibition and will be available in the CAC Store.