Pace Prints is pleased to present an exhibition of new editions and a sculptural work by Tara Donovan at its 32 East 57th Street gallery. The exhibition will run May 9—June 27, concurrent with Tara Donovan at Pace Gallery’s 57th Street location, with a joint opening reception for both exhibitions Friday, May 8, 6-8pm.
The exhibition unveils a new series of prints, created in tandem with the artist’s ongoing investigation of Slinkys® as a sculptural material. In an iteration of this exploration of form, the Slinkys® are deconstructed and refashioned to project two-dimensionally along the flat surface of a wall, forming meandering and layered patterns that expand or contract depending on the given spatial conditions.
Using the same method of construction, unique printmaking matrices of Slinkys® are produced and inked using an airbrush. An edition of large-scale, black and white relief prints are made from each matrix.
Tara Donovan (b. 1969, New York) creates large-scale installations and sculptures made from everyday objects. Known for her commitment to process, she has earned acclaim for her ability to discover the inherent physical characteristics of an object and transform it into art. Donovan’s many accolades include the prestigious MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award (2008); and first annual Calder Prize (2005), among others. For over a decade, numerous museums have mounted solo exhibitions of Donovan’s work including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2007-2008), UCLA Hammer Museum (2004), and Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1999-2000). Donovan’s work appears in numerous public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.