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Tara Donovan: Untitled (Mylar), 2011
Going on now at Pace Gallery in New York is an art installation of epic proportions. Brooklyn, New York-based Tara Donovan has created a beautiful 11-foot-tall sculpture that looks like it could be from another planet. What she's actually done is fold an incredible amount of thin polyester film or mylar into beautiful balls. Mylar is one of those materials that's used in packaging, recording tapes, and photography. Most commonly, we see it in those slightly expensive balloons at the supermarket.

For those unfamiliar with Donovan, she's one of those artists who can transform everyday objects like plastic straws, paper plates, scotch tape, toothpicks and plastic cups into extraordinary works of art.

Tara Donovan: Untitled (Mylar), 2011
Detail of Tara Donovan's Untitled (Mylar) The show marks Donovan's first major solo exhibition devoted to her work in New York City since her November 2007 Metropolitan Museum of Art show. Can you believe that her Met show was extended for nearly a full year by popular demand?

Pace Gallery will show Donovan's magnificent installation from now until April 9, 2011. Make sure to check it out!

Exhibition details:
Tara Donovan: Untitled (Mylar), 2011
March 4 through April 9, 2011
The Pace Gallery
545 West 22nd Street, NYC

Installation Photography:
Installation view of Tara Donovan: Untitled (Mylar), 2011
Photo by: G.R. Christmas / Courtesy The Pace Gallery

Tara Donovan
detail of Untitled (Mylar)
Mylar and hot glue
site specific
installation dimensions variable
Tara Donovan, courtesy The Pace Gallery
Photo courtesy The Pace Gallery

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