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Toy Story

| April 7, 2016 | Parties

Tara Donovan, a New York-based artist best known for using everyday materials to create site-specific installation art, has dazzled San Diego before with exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. However, this intimate unveiling of Slinkys—sculptures on the floor, wall and ceiling at the elite Quint Gallery in La Jolla—made for an impossibly fun night for the collectors who turned out in full force.

Notable guests at the opening included Liz Sullivan, Michael Jacobs, Roy McMakin, David Guss, Susanne Lodl, Wendy Segal and Brittany Segal, and Matt and Iris Strauss.

Donovan gave an informative talk before the opening about her use of materials—Scotch tape, Styrofoam cups, paper plates and toothpicks, the latter of which also made a Quint appearance. Though the artist says she has no personal attachment to the toy, we couldn’t help feel nostalgic for the famed jingle: “What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, and makes a slinkity sound... It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky—For fun, it’s a wonderful toy.” -Photography by Tim Hardy


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