Monday, November 14, 2016

Carol Bove: First Blue Column (2016)

Photograph of the Week

Carol Bove’s “Polka Dots”: This piece, named “First Blue Column” (2016), is made of stainless steel and painted with blue urethane, measures 105 x 18 x 16 inches (266.7 x 45.7 x 40.6 cm).  It is currently on display at David Zwirner. The New York City gallery says the following about this collection named Polka Dots: “Despite their heavy materiality, the sculptures appear lightweight, flexible, and improvisational. Their alternating surfaces create a play of textures—while the painted steel resembles clay or fabric, the overall forms evoke complex references that go beyond their stylistic appearances. The contorted shapes vaguely recall Anthony Caro’s bolted and welded forms, John Chamberlain’s crushed sculptures, Mark di Suvero’s abstract expressionist configurations, and Louise Nevelson’s accumulated assemblages, just as they can be seen to incorporate the collagist aesthetic of the Chicago Imagists of the 1960s, who combined disparate art historical styles and techniques. In Daphne and Apollo—a tight arrangement of solid red steel tubing wrapped around large pieces of found steel from a scrapyard—one material seems to morph into another with an allusion of movement similar to the Baroque sculpture of the same title by Bernini.” Carol Bove [born to American parents, in 1971, in Geneva, Switzerland] was raised in  Berkeley, California, attended New York University in the mid-1990s, and now resides in the Red Hook neighborhood of New York City’s borough of Brooklyn. This exhibition is on display until December 17th, 2016. For more, go to [DavidZwirner]
Photo Credit:Carol Bove, 2016
Source: David Zwirner