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Carol Bove, ‘Cretaceous’, 2014, New Museum
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Carol Bove

Cretaceous, 2014

Location
New York
About the work
Exhibition history
New Museum
New York

Installation view: the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK.

Medium
Sculpture
Image rights
© Carol Bove/Carlo Scarpa. Courtesy the artist; Maccarone Gallery, New York/Los Angeles; David Zwirner, New York/London; and Museum …
Carol Bove
American, b. 1971
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Carol Bove is known for her delicate sculptures made from materials as diverse as tubular steel, 16-million-year-old petrified wood, peacock feathers, and detritus scavenged near her studio in Brooklyn’s industrial Red Hook neighborhood, where the Berkeley, California native has resided since 2000. The aesthetic and intellectual traditions of her hometown shape much of her work— early projects included tableaux of European sociology and psychology texts—and she cites California assemblage art of the 1960s as an influence. The large-scale abstract sculpture Celeste (2013), a squiggly tube made of white powder-coated steel and installed outdoors in New York's High Line park, pares the forms of modern art down to their essentials—an attempt to create what Bove calls “generic sculpture.”

Carol Bove, ‘Cretaceous’, 2014, New Museum
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About the work
Exhibition history
New Museum
New York

Installation view: the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK.

Medium
Sculpture
Image rights
© Carol Bove/Carlo Scarpa. Courtesy the artist; Maccarone Gallery, New York/Los Angeles; David Zwirner, New York/London; and Museum …
Carol Bove
American, b. 1971
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Carol Bove is known for her delicate sculptures made from materials as diverse as tubular steel, 16-million-year-old petrified wood, peacock feathers, and detritus scavenged near her studio in Brooklyn’s industrial Red Hook neighborhood, where the Berkeley, California native has resided since 2000. The aesthetic and intellectual traditions of her hometown shape much of her work— early projects included tableaux of European sociology and psychology texts—and she cites California assemblage art of the 1960s as an influence. The large-scale abstract sculpture Celeste (2013), a squiggly tube made of white powder-coated steel and installed outdoors in New York's High Line park, pares the forms of modern art down to their essentials—an attempt to create what Bove calls “generic sculpture.”

Carol Bove

Cretaceous, 2014

Location
New York
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