Krakow Witkin Gallery

Tara Donovan: Editioned Works, 2004-2016

Tara Donovan: Editioned Works, 2004-2016

Tara Donovan

Krakow Witkin Gallery is honored to present a survey of Tara Donovan’s editioned works made between 2004 and 2016.

Known for her rigorous process of experimentation, Tara Donovan has earned acclaim for her ability to harness the usually overlooked physical properties of modest, mass-produced goods and transform them, through mass accumulation, into ethereal works that challenge a viewer's assumptions and perception. Donovan has done this in large-scale installations, discrete sculptures and various works on paper that utilize print processes, often in experimental ways. The results, whether with rubber bands, Slinkys®, styrene cards, or pins, are always open to interpretation and often suggest organic forms. Donovan states, "it is not like I'm trying to simulate nature. It's more of a mimicking of the way of nature, the way things actually grow."

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 Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver (2018), Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York (2015), Milwaukee Art Museum (2012), Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2008), 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 Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Image Credit:

Courtesy of Krakow Witkin Gallery

"It is not like I'm trying to simulate nature. It's more of a mimicking of the way of nature, the way things actually grow."

Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan

Untitled

2004

Image size: 15 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches (40.3 x 40 cm) Paper size: 18 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches (46 x 46 cm)

Etching

Tara Donovan Untitled, 2004 Etching Edition of 25, 8 AP, Image size: 15 7/8 x 15 3/4 inches (40.3 x 40 cm) Paper size: 18 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches (46 x 46 cm) Signed and dated lower right, numbered lower left in graphite (Inventory #32304)

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Tara Donovan

Untitled (Rubber Bands)

2006

Image size: 36 3/4 x 25 inches (93.3 x 63.5 cm) Paper size: 38 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (97.8 x 64.8 cm)

Relief print from rubber bands matrix

Tara Donovan Untitled (Rubber Bands), 2006 Relief print from rubber bands matrix Edition of 35, 10 AP, Image size: 36 3/4 x 25 inches (93.3 x 63.5 cm) Paper size: 38 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (97.8 x 64.8 cm) Signed and dated lower right, numbered lower left in graphite (Inventory #32283)

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Detail of Tara Donovan "Untitled" relief print from pin matrix, 2010. Image courtesy of Krakow Witkin Gallery

Tara Donovan

Untitled (Rubber Bands)

2006

Image size approx: 36 3/4 x 25 inches each (93.3 x 63.5 cm each) Paper size approx: 38 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches each (97.8 x 64.8 cm each)

Set of four relief prints from rubber bands matrix

Tara Donovan Untitled (Rubber Bands), 2006 Set of four relief prints from rubber bands matrix Edition of 35, 10 AP, Image size approx: 36 3/4 x 25 inches each (93.3 x 63.5 cm each) Paper size approx: 38 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches each (97.8 x 64.8 cm each) Signed and dated lower right, numbered lower left on each sheet (Inventory #32284)

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Tara Donovan

Untitled (Rubber Bands)

2007

Image size: 37 1/4 x 29 inches (94.6 x 73.7 cm) Paper size: 39 x 30 7/8 inches (99.1 x 78.4 cm)

Relief print from rubber bands matrix

Tara Donovan Untitled (Rubber Bands), 2007 Relief print from rubber bands matrix Edition of 58 Image size: 37 1/4 x 29 inches (94.6 x 73.7 cm) Paper size: 39 x 30 7/8 inches (99.1 x 78.4 cm) Signed and dated lower right, numbered lower left in graphite (Inventory #32280)

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Detail of Tara Donovan "Untitled" lithograph, 2016. Image courtesy of Krakow Witkin Gallery

Tara Donovan

Untitled

2010

Image size: 28 7/8 x 31 5/8 inches (73.3 x 75.6 cm) Paper size: 31 3/8 x 31 3/4 inches (79.7 x 80.6 cm)

Relief print from pin matrix

Tara Donovan Untitled, 2010 Relief print from pin matrix Edition of 30, 10 AP, Image size: 28 7/8 x 31 5/8 inches (73.3 x 75.6 cm) Paper size: 31 3/8 x 31 3/4 inches (79.7 x 80.6 cm) Signed and dated lower right, numbered lower left in graphite (Inventory #32286)

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Tara Donovan

Untitled

2010

Image size: 47 1/8 x 46 5/8 inches (119.7 x 118.4 cm) Paper size: 48 1/8 x 47 3/4 inches (122.2 x 121.3 cm)

Relief print from pin matrix

Tara Donovan Untitled, 2010 Relief print from pin matrix Edition of 30, 10 AP, Image size: 47 1/8 x 46 5/8 inches (119.7 x 118.4 cm) Paper size: 48 1/8 x 47 3/4 inches (122.2 x 121.3 cm) Signed and dated lower right, numbered lower left in graphite (Inventory #32298)

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Detail of Tara Donovan "Untitled" 2015 slinky matix. Image courtesy of Krakow Witkin Gallery

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Untitled

Tara Donovan

2015

Image/paper size: 57 x 97 inches (144.8 x 246.4 cm)

Relief print from a Slinky® matrix on paper with deckled edges

Tara Donovan Untitled, 2015 Relief print from a Slinky® matrix on paper with deckled edges Edition of 3, 2 AP Image/paper size: 57 x 97 inches (144.8 x 246.4 cm) Signed and dated lower right, numbered lower left (Inventory #27905)

Tara Donovan

Untitled

2015

Image/paper size: 20 1/2 x 22 inches (52.1 x 55.9 cm)

Relief print from a Slinky® matrix on paper with deckled edges

Tara Donovan Untitled, 2015 Relief print from a Slinky® matrix on paper with deckled edges Edition of 25 Image/paper size: 20 1/2 x 22 inches (52.1 x 55.9 cm) Signed and dated lower right, numbered lower left in graphite (Inventory #32305)

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Tara Donovan

Untitled

2016

Image size: 30 1/8 x 21 1/4 inches (76.5 x 54 cm) Paper size: 42 x 29 inches (106.7 x 73.7 cm)

One color lithograph on Somerset white paper with deckled edge

Tara Donovan Untitled, 2016 One color lithograph on Somerset white paper with deckled edge Edition of 15, Image size: 30 1/8 x 21 1/4 inches (76.5 x 54 cm) Paper size: 42 x 29 inches (106.7 x 73.7 cm) Signed and numbered on reverse in graphite (Inventory #29183)

Tara Donovan

Untitled

2016

Image size: 9 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches (25.1 x 21.6 cm) Paper size: 19 7/8 x 14 inches (50.5 x 35.6 cm)

Single-color lithograph on White Somerset Satin paper with deckled edge

Tara Donovan Untitled, 2016 Single-color lithograph on White Somerset Satin paper with deckled edge Edition of 95, AP I/X Image size: 9 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches (25.1 x 21.6 cm) Paper size: 19 7/8 x 14 inches (50.5 x 35.6 cm) Signed and dated lower right and numbered lower left in graphite (Inventory #32302)

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Tara Donovan
Born 1969, New York, New York
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION
1991, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, D.C., B.F.A.
1999, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, M.F.A. Sculpture

Tara Donovan 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 first European presentation is currently on view at the Arp Museum Bahnhof, Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany, an exhibition that originated this past year at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark

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