Art Star Tauba Auerbach Opens Solo Show at Unbuilt Downtown Whitney

07/30/2010 3:02 PM |

Tauba Auerbach at Whitney Downtown Quarry

Tauba Auerbach, one of the brightest young stars on the New York art scene, coming off strong showings at both the season’s biggest shows (the Whitney Biennial and PS1’s Greater New York), just unveiled her first solo museum show of sorts at the future site of the Downtown Whitney. The project (pictured) is part of the Whitney On Site program to use the museum’s new Meatpacking District construction site at the bottom of the High Line at Gansevoort and Washington Streets as a space for large-scale solo installations. Next up is Barbara Kruger, which should be an interesting vision amidst all the luxury boutiques; Auerbach’s giant photographs of marble covering all the containers at the site, effectively turning them into uncarved blocks awaiting a sculptor’s chisel (Renzo Piano?), is titled “Quarry” and stays up till September. See the whole quarry after the jump.

Tauba Auerbach at Whitney Downtown Quarry

(Artnet)