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.
Planning Your Visit
Please note the 69th Street gallery will be 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.
To schedule your visit, please click here.
Image: Carol Bove, Lightning Hits Snowflake, 2020 (detail)