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Kaleidoscopic Folds from Tara Donovan

from the New York Times

At the Lever House Lobby, [an] eye-grabbing sculpture by Tara Donovan. Ms. Donovan’s untitled piece consists of 2,500 pounds of plastic sheeting loosely folded into a wide box that is glassed in on the front and back and built into a freestanding white wall.

At first you notice the serpentine pattern formed by the edges of the plastic material. Then a remarkable optical effect kicks in. Light pouring through from either side reflects on the shiny surfaces of the plastic folds, producing a shimmering, kaleidoscopic effect. The transformation is magical and more hallucinogenic than anything suggested by Mr. Surls’s works.”

Photo: Librado Romero/The New York Times

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Posted on July 24, 2009 by Editor

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