Carol Bove | David Zwirner
A detail from a work by Carol Bove, titled 2020-008, dated 2020.

Carol Bove

David Zwirner is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions of new work by American artist Carol Bove (b. 1971) at its 34 East 69th Street and 537 West 20th Street locations in New York. These presentations coincide with her work being featured in The Facade Commission: Carol Bove, The séances aren’t helping (on view through November 2021) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Known for works that incorporate found and constructed elements with a unique formal, technical, and conceptual inventiveness, Bove stands as one of the foremost contemporary artists working today; her work has consistently challenged and expanded the possibilities of formal abstraction.

 

 

On view at David Zwirner’s uptown gallery on East 69th Street will be an exhibition of new “collage sculptures,”as referred to by the artist. Made from crushed and bent steel tubing, painted in colors ranging from muted lavender-gray to vibrant yellow, and combined with highly polished circular disks, these intimately scaled works are characterized by their formal horizontality, alternately resting on pedestals, Donald Judd tables, or installed directly on the wall. A new format for the artist, the wall-mounted sculptures again recall Judd, while playfully defying the geometric rigor of his wall boxes in the way in which they give the illusion of folding and drooping in response to gravity. The colorful, matte finishes of these sculptures render the steel effortlessly malleable, as if clay-like, and the folds and turns of steel of these works likewise operate in tension with their perceived lightness, confounding perception. 

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Please note the 69th Street gallery is open to the public with a limited number of visitors allowed into the exhibition spaces at a time, in accordance with city guidelines.

 

Tuesday to Friday, advance appointments are recommended but not required.

 

On Saturdays, the gallery is open by appointment only.

 

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Image: Carol Bove, Lightning Hits Snowflake, 2020 (detail)

 

An installation view of a solo exhibition by Carol Bove at David Zwirner, New York, in 2021.

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

An installation view of a solo exhibition by Carol Bove at David Zwirner, New York, in 2021.

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

A stainless steel and urethane paint sculpture by Carol Bove, titled Lightning Hits Snowflake, dated 2020.

Carol Bove

Lightning Hits Snowflake, 2020
Stainless steel and urethane paint
21 7/8 x 40 3/8 x 19 inches (55.6 x 102.6 x 48.3 cm)
A stainless steel and urethane paint by Carol Bove, titled Allegro Moderato, dated 2020.

Carol Bove

Allegro Moderato, 2020
Stainless steel and urethane paint
16 x 32 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches (40.6 x 83.2 x 59.7 cm)
A stainless steel and urethane paint sculpture by Carol Bove, titled All-Pervasive Boredom, dated 2021.

Carol Bove

All-Pervasive Boredom, 2021
Stainless steel and urethane paint
14 x 30 x 18 1/4 inches (35.6 x 76.2 x 46.4 cm)

Painted in colors ranging from muted lavender-gray to vibrant yellow, and combined with highly polished circular disks, these intimately scaled works are characterized by their formal horizontality, alternately resting on pedestals, Donald Judd tables, or installed directly on the wall.

An installation view of a solo exhibition by Carol Bove at David Zwirner, New York, in 2021.

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

A new format for the artist, the wall-mounted sculptures again recall Judd, while playfully defying the geometric rigor of his wall boxes in the way in which they give the illusion of folding and drooping in response to gravity. 

A stainless steel and urethane paint sculpture by Carol Bove, titled Null Complement Anaphora (Exhausted Menziken), dated 2021.

Carol Bove

Null Complement Anaphora (Exhausted Menziken), 2021
Stainless steel and urethane paint
22 3/4 x 18 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches (57.8 x 46.4 x 22.2 cm)
An installation view of a solo exhibition by Carol Bove at David Zwirner, New York, in 2021.

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

A stainless steel and urethane paint sculpture by Carol Bove, titled The Arrival of Flowers, dated 2021.

Carol Bove

The Arrival of Flowers, 2021
Stainless steel and urethane paint
20 1/4 x 25 3/4 x 8 inches (51.4 x 65.4 x 20.3 cm)
A stainless steel and urethane paint sculpture by Carol Bove titled Return to Hannacroix, dated 2021.

Carol Bove

Return to Hannacroix, 2021
Stainless steel and urethane paint
13 1/4 x 42 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches (33.7 x 108.0 x 29.2 cm)
An installation view of a solo exhibition by Carol Bove at David Zwirner, New York, in 2021.

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

A stainless steel and urethane paint sculpture by Carol Bove titled Tender Nippets, dated 2021.

Carol Bove

Tender Nippets, 2021
Stainless steel and urethane paint
39 x 38 x 11 inches (99.1 x 96.5 x 27.9 cm)
A stainless steel and urethane paint sculpture by Carol Bove titled Monet Lavender, dated 2020.

Carol Bove

Monet Lavender, 2020
Stainless steel and urethane paint
14 1/2 x 38 3/8 x 18 inches (36.8 x 97.5 x 45.7 cm)
An installation view of a solo exhibition by Carol Bove at David Zwirner, New York, in 2021.

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

An installation view of a solo exhibition by Carol Bove at David Zwirner, New York, in 2021.

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

Installation view, Carol Bove, David Zwirner, New York, 2021

A stainless steel and urethane paint sculpture by Carol Bove, titled Tin Sunset, dated 2020.

Carol Bove

Tin Sunset, 2020
Stainless steel and urethane paint
24 1/2 x 39 x 11 inches (62.2 x 99.1 x 27.9 cm)

“Color is always context, so there’s the context of what it is placed in relation to physically, but then there’s also the context of the visual culture in this moment in history.”

—Carol Bove

A sculpture by Carol Bove, titled Tin Sunset, dated 2020.

Installation view, Carol Bove, Tin Sunset, 2020

Installation view, Carol Bove, Tin Sunset, 2020

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