|American artist Tara Donovan creates sculptural objects of enigmatic beauty by utilizing and experimenting with simple, everyday objects like foil, toothpicks, straws and buttons.
“Beauty is inherent in the material itself, form follows” says Donovan.
Tara Donovan’s works are built up in the exhibit venue or carefully adapted and matched to the spaces in which they take form. ". She experiments with materials and with the human sensory system.
This exhibition marks Donovan's first showing in Europe and presents eight of her works from the years 2004-2012, installed in the Column Hall and the Large Hall on the bottom floor of the East Wing of the museum. Sculpturally, they range from small crystalline growths to large organic landscapes with natural forms as a central reference point. Although organic, often nature-like formal idiom seems to be present, the works are always open to interpretation. Donovan is keenly aware that she is not simulating nature. It is rather an imitation of nature’s growth principles that holds her interest.
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