Once again Tara Donovan has alchemized the familiar into the strange, this time in the awe inducing setting of the Parrish Art Museum. The new works on view were created for the museum’s ongoing Platform program, an initiative that prompts artists to create work in response to the context resulting in an ongoing reimagining of the museum’s architecture and landscape. Donovan invites you to detach from your integral former brush with the Slinky and be carried away to its shiny new future as free standing sculpture, wall relief and monoprint. Emitting a similar fresh relevance is the luxe athleticism of Paco Rabanne’s new chainmail slip dress perfectly edged with a a glossy white stripe. Shine on and sacrifice your ear to Ambush Design’s statement jewelry mash-up of surrealist future tribalism. After all an experimental summer glimmers with growth.
Parrish Art Museum, Platform: Tara Donovan
Makeup by Samantha Jozic, Photographs by Vicente Muñoz