Abby Donovan: Tick Tock

Project Room 1 Jun 7–Aug 8, 2003

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Jun 7–Aug 8, 2003





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Abby Donovan, Tick Tock, 2003, Installation view

Using language–both popular and literary–Abby Donovan’s sculptures probe how we ”read” meaning. Donovan creates hand-wrought, heaped, and sometimes physically frail words and phrases out of such diverse materials as cloth, latex, clay, foam, and cement, affording the viewer an entirely new way of experiencing communication in general and words and phrases in particular. In Tick Tock, Donovan looked to sources from Cervantes to Kafka to physically reinvent language –piling, stuffing reflecting, and sewing words–in a surprising variety of ways.