08.05.15 by Jeff

Sculptures and Installations Made From Everyday Objects by Tara Donovan

artist-tara-donovan08Haze, 2003. translucent plastic drinking straws

Brooklyn-based artist Tara Donovan uses everyday objects like tape, straws, buttons, and cups to create large-scale installations and sculptures. Lots more images below.

artist-tara-donovan01Untitled (Plastic Cups), 2006. plastic cups

artist-tara-donovan02Untitled, 2014. acrylic and adhesive

artist-tara-donovan03Untitled, 2014. styrene index cards, metal, wood, paint and glue

artist-tara-donovan04Bluffs, 2006. buttons and glue

artist-tara-donovan05Untitled, 2012. acrylic and adhesive

artist-tara-donovan06Untitled (Styrofoam Cups), 2008. styrofoam cups and glue

artist-tara-donovan07Untitled (Pins), Untitled (Toothpicks), and Untitled (Glass), 2004

 

Images via Pace Gallery

 













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Katti Jensen

    I saw some of Tara Donovans work in the museum Louisiana in Denmark. It was one of the most impressive exhibitions I have been to. I find it fascinating how she combines simple objects to create such stunning sculptures. I definately recommend to see these sculptures in real life as they will blow your mind!

    • kimi

      Yeah, I was wondering how much is lost not seeing it in person.

  • scottlistfield

    I caught a show of her work at Boston’s ICA a few years back. They’re really incredible in person. I know there are a lot of artists making work these days out of common household items. Not all of it transcends the materials they’re made out of, but these feel like sprawling, stunning natural formations. It’s hard to rationalize, as you look at them, that they’re just made of plastic cups or diner straws, even though you can see quite clearly that they are.

  • KateTaylorDesign

    One of my favorite artists of all time. Such a simple concept but in my opinion Tara does it the best. Thanks for featuring her. Sadly a lot is lost in photos, of course, but everyone should put her on their list as a must see in the future!





24.05.17 by Jeff

Ticket Giveaway: Canal180’s 8-Day Creative Camp in Portugal

180 Creative Camp is an 8-day media arts academy hosted by Canal180 in Abrantes, Portugal, from July 2nd to 9th. The event provides a unique environment for participants and invited artists to exchange experiences, learn and create together. I’ll be headed out there to do a talk at the camp and more importantly hang with the participants. It’ll be my first time to Portugal so I’m looking forward to exploring Abrantes as well.

Tickets are still available! Also if you happen to live in Abrantes I believe there are special terms for you to participate. Head over to 180.camp for more info and to see the list of speakers and workshops announced so far (more on the way).

Now for the really good news, we have a full package ticket (350 € value) to give away to one of you, which includes participation in the 8-day camp, accommodations and food. All you have to do is share a link to your website or Instagram in the comments below. Click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of this post and use the Disqus comment widget. We’ll pick a winner in two weeks! Good luck.

 

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24.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Noel Badges Pugh

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24.05.17 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Chris Coyle

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24.05.17 by Jeff

Call For Submissions: Aint-Bad No. 12

Laura Pannack

 

Aint–Bad Magazine is looking for submissions for issue No. 12! Their goal is to put your best work in front of a crew of 15 curators from around the world (myself included). With each curator selecting two photographers, a total of 30 photographers will be feature (and interviewed) for the final printed publication of the best contemporary photography out there today.

While there’s no specific “theme” for this issue, you may wanna explore Aint–Bad’s archives or look at the images below to get a sense of the imagery they’ve showcased in the past. If you think your work might be a fit and are interested in submitting, head over here.

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23.05.17 by Jeff

Akira Covers for Epic Comics

Came across this great archive of Katsuhiro Otomo’s art and put together a little selection of my favourite Epic Comics Akira covers. More images below.

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