Installation view Frieze, New York
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Frieze New York

David Zwirner is pleased to exhibit a focused solo presentation of new sculptures by Carol Bove at this year’s edition of Frieze New York. 

The presentation at Frieze, designed by the artist as a considered installation, furthers Bove’s long-standing engagement with different registers of display and the limits of physicality and perception.

Made by deftly manipulating and crushing steel tubing painted in vibrant color, Bove’s new sculptures convey an apparent lightness that belies their materiality. Within the booth, two works are presented on Ettore Sottsass–designed tables, featured as sculptural exhibition furniture, while others are mounted on display walls covered in a synthetic orange-coral fabric that mimics the color of the sculptures’ surfaces. 

The works appear alternately to vibrate or recede in front of the surrounding walls. The colorful matte finishes of these sculptures moreover render the steel effortlessly malleable, and the folds and turns of these works likewise operate in tension with their perceived lightness, confounding perception. The fabric-covered walls of the installation emphasize the paradoxical fabric-like appearance of the sculptures’ surfaces while calling attention to the spatial context in which they are presented.

Image: Carol Bove, installation view, Frieze New York, 2022

Dates
May 1822, 2022
Address
The Shed 545 West 30th Street New York
Booth
B14

David Zwirner is pleased to exhibit a focused solo presentation of new sculptures by Carol Bove at this year’s edition of Frieze New York. 

The presentation at Frieze, designed by the artist as a considered installation, furthers Bove’s long-standing engagement with different registers of display and the limits of physicality and perception.

Made by deftly manipulating and crushing steel tubing painted in vibrant color, Bove’s new sculptures convey an apparent lightness that belies their materiality. Within the booth, two works are presented on Ettore Sottsass–designed tables, featured as sculptural exhibition furniture, while others are mounted on display walls covered in a synthetic orange-coral fabric that mimics the color of the sculptures’ surfaces. 

The works appear alternately to vibrate or recede in front of the surrounding walls. The colorful matte finishes of these sculptures moreover render the steel effortlessly malleable, and the folds and turns of these works likewise operate in tension with their perceived lightness, confounding perception. The fabric-covered walls of the installation emphasize the paradoxical fabric-like appearance of the sculptures’ surfaces while calling attention to the spatial context in which they are presented.

Image: Carol Bove, installation view, Frieze New York, 2022

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Stainless steel and urethane paint
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Installation view Frieze, New York
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Image: Carol Bove, installation view, Frieze New York, 2022
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Stainless steel and urethane paint
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Stainless steel and urethane paint
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Stainless steel and urethane paint
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Stainless steel and urethane paint
8 1/2 x 39 x 9 inches (21.6 x 99.1 x 22.9 cm)
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Stainless steel and urethane paint
8 x 22 3/4 x 5 inches (20.3 x 57.8 x 12.7 cm)
A stainless steel and urethane paint artwork by Carol Bove, titled Exposure, dated 2022.

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Exposure, 2022
Stainless steel and urethane paint
9 x 58 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (22.9 x 148.6 x 19.1 cm)
Installation view Frieze, New York
Image: Carol Bove, installation view, Frieze New York, 2022
Image: Carol Bove, installation view, Frieze New York, 2022
A stainless steel and urethane paint by Carol Bove, titled Practical Work on Self, dated 2022.

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Stainless steel and urethane paint
15 x 44 x 10 1/2 inches (38.1 x 111.8 x 26.7 cm)
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Stainless steel and urethane paint
15 x 44 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (38.1 x 113 x 21.6 cm)

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