Dove Bradshaw

American, b. 1949

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Dove Bradshaw

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American, b. 1949

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Biography

Since the 1960s, Dove Bradshaw’s body of work—which includes sculptures, paintings, and photographs—has been characterized by her use of chemically reactive materials to produce an alchemic method of mark-making. Interested in the concept of indeterminacy and the transformative powers of time, light, weather, and other environmental conditions, Bradshaw combines organic materials such as water, gold, sand, and crystals. In her “Contingency” series, the application of sulfur to silver leaf surfaces creates abstract compositions. Similar to Andy Warhol’s “Oxidation” paintings, liquid chemicals interact with Bradshaw’s substrates, causing areas of silver to morph into expressive gestures of black, gold, and green iridescence.

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MOCA Los Angeles
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 1 more
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Gwangju Biennale
Biography

Since the 1960s, Dove Bradshaw’s body of work—which includes sculptures, paintings, and photographs—has been characterized by her use of chemically reactive materials to produce an alchemic method of mark-making. Interested in the concept of indeterminacy and the transformative powers of time, light, weather, and other environmental conditions, Bradshaw combines organic materials such as water, gold, sand, and crystals. In her “Contingency” series, the application of sulfur to silver leaf surfaces creates abstract compositions. Similar to Andy Warhol’s “Oxidation” paintings, liquid chemicals interact with Bradshaw’s substrates, causing areas of silver to morph into expressive gestures of black, gold, and green iridescence.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MOCA Los Angeles
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Gwangju Biennale
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