is right across street! It is actually the live/work space of installation artist, Tara Donovan. After researching about the building, I also began reading about Tara. I found a great interview from 2008 detailing her creative process and path to success as a prominent artist. She uses common every day objects such as paper plates, pencils, styrofoam cups, all in mass quantity, and installs them into spaces creating wonderful works of art.
I was also surprised to learn that the original building was an auto body garage! Tara purchased the garage and hired the Williamsburg, Brooklyn firm, Standard Architects, in 2005 to turn the one story space into a three story building where she could live and work. The most heartwarming detail is that Tara ended up marrying the Architect who was assigned to make model of her new studio two years later! Below are some images of Tara’s work and the coolest building in Williamsburg. Now I’m definitely on the hunt for a local auto body garage.
Moire, 1999 is made from giant rolls of adding machine paper.