Tara Donovan at Pace Gallery

Drawing (Pins)

Tara Donovan, Drawing (Pins) (2010), gatorboard, paint and nickel-plated steel pins, 72″ x 72″ x 2-1/2″; courtesy Pace Gallery

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Tara Donovan–like, wow. Zillions of pins, man. Did she, you know, pin every one? The things, they’re kind of big bang. Spacey and light and all. Cosmic. From far away they look like pictures made with a pencil or something. When you get close: those pins–buttloads of them! Must’ve been a pain to do. Maybe she hired some people to do the grunt work, like Rubens, that old guy, or the soup can dude with the wig. That’s cool. Heard a guy at the gallery tell some other guy at the gallery that the stuff is “ecological” and that, um, Tara “repositions perceptual experience . . . ‘in a practice that has appeared until now largely materially driven and in the service of organic allusion'”. Something about computer screens, I think. Technology and shit. Deep.

© 2011 Mario Naves

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