Walking into the galleries of the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, I could hardly believe we were still in the same Museum. Tara Donovan
Styrofoam cups, hot glue
This undulating lattice of styrofoam drinking cups with glowing hollows and pliable rims was made to expand into the architecture of this particular space. To discover how they react to light and space in transcendent ways, Donovan experiments with huge volumes of manufactured materials. Clustered with an almost viral repetition, the cups above assume forms that both evoke natural systems and seem to defy the laws of nature. ”My work is mimicking the ways of nature, not necessarily mimicking nature” she notes. Here, it might suggest cellular growth or even the density of molecules in rolling clouds.
I Dreamed I Could Fly, 2000
Acrylic on fiberglass and incandescent lamp
Borofsky’s work is driven by the ideals of equality and harmony. Made especially for the wide open spaces of the Linde Family Wing, these flying figures ”are able to rise up and look down upon the whole planet… [they] see and feel that human beings are all connected together and that we are all one – no divisions and no walls.”
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
May 2nd, 2017