Chimes at Midnight
David Zwirner is pleased to present two concurrent exhibitions of new work by American artist Carol Bove (b. 1971) at its 537 West 20th Street and 34 East 69th 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 the gallery’s West 20th Street space, Chimes at Midnight features a group of seven large-scale, vertically oriented works in one of Bove’s largest installations yet. Bove’s new sculptures convey an apparent lightness that belies their materiality, and continue the artist’s engagement with the limits of physicality and perception.
Working improvisationally at a monumental scale, Bove has constructed these sculptures by combining deftly manipulated and crushed steel tubing, painted vibrant red-orange, with leaning, bent sheets of salvaged hot-rolled steel. The individual works in the exhibition are unified, balanced compositions that relate to each other formally and chromatically, while together, they envelop the viewer in an immersive presentation that considers the phenomenological experience of form and the surrounding space.
Planning Your Visit
Please note the 20th 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, Chimes at Midnight VI, 2019 (detail)