David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new sculptures by Carol Bove, marking her first show with the gallery in New York. Spanning two adjacent spaces on 525 and 533 West 19th Street in Chelsea, Polka Dots follows the artist's 2015 exhibition at David Zwirner's London location.
Bove is known for her assemblages that combine found and made elements. Incorporating a wide range of domestic, industrial, and natural objects, her sculptures, paintings, and prints reveal the poetry of their materials. As the art historian Johanna Burton notes in the catalogue accompanying this exhibition, "Bove brings things together not to nudge associative impulses into free play driven by the unconscious, but rather to conjure a kind of affective tangle that disrupts any singular, historical narrative."
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Bove was closely involved in producing the catalogue for the exhibition. Published by David Zwirner Books, this features new scholarship by Johanna Burton and on-site photographs by Andreas Laszlo Konrath in Bove's studio. Following the artist through the conception and production of the sculptures, the photographs give a behind-the-scenes look into Bove's practice.