The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Exhibition at The Contemporary Austin includes new and recent outdoor sculptures by Carol Bove
Carol Bove, Frog (detail), 2017. Steel, stainless steel, and urethane paint. 47 x 70 x 41 inches. Commissioned in part by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Artwork © Carol Bove. Courtesy the artist; Maccarone, New York/Los Angeles; and David Zwirner, New York/London.

AUSTIN, TX.- This fall, The Contemporary Austin features its first ever monographic exhibition outside in its 14-acre sculpture park, the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, 3809 West 35th Street in Austin, Texas. Carol Bove is on view November 18, 2017 through November 2018 and includes new and recent outdoor sculptures arranged in a grassy meadow on the sculpture park grounds.

Inspired by industrial landscapes and materials, the work of the artist Carol Bove (American, born 1971 in Geneva, Switzerland) interrogates sculptural vocabulary and strategies of display. Works from the 1990s and early 2000s are domestically scaled: fabricated concrete and steel rest alongside found materials including feathers, seashells, and rare books installed on precisely mounted shelves. Increasingly, Bove has turned toward large-scale steel sculpture assemblages of new and found elements that are alternately raw and finished.

For this museum’s first monographic exhibition of a single artist at Laguna Gloria, The Contemporary Austin presents an outdoor exhibition of newly commissioned and recent large-scale sculptures by Bove, the artist’s first exhibition in Austin in a decade. Here, Bove interprets the classical sculpture garden, reinventing it as a multitude of abstract forms in varying shapes, colors, and scales. Anchoring the installation is From the Sun to Zurich, 2016, a white, spray-painted steel tube sculpture Bove refers to as a “glyph,” suggesting a cosmological spiral, an ancient hieroglyphic language, or a wayward noodle. Also featured is an upright minimalist grid—installed as if the last remaining freestanding wall of a home were precariously abandoned—as well as a pair of collaged abstract steel forms in vivid colors such as cyan and yellow.

Sited in the lower meadow, the exhibition requires visitors to first approach the sculptures from a distance, generating a gradually decreasing perspective. The initial vantage point captures fragments of the forms peeking through the treetops and gaps in the woods; as the viewer nears, the objects’ size and formal qualities are revealed. The contemplative space of her installation reveals an equilibrium among elements—an etymological assemblage that allows for a poetic language of the parts within the whole to emerge.

Carol Bove is curated by Heather Pesanti, Senior Curator of The Contemporary Austin, with text also by Pesanti.

Today's News

November 19, 2017

Major retrospective includes vast array of work from Robert Rauschenberg's career

Fashion giant Azzedine Alaia dies at 77

Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso's 'Guernica'

Jackson Pollock's largest painting makes DC debut at the National Gallery of Art

Tintin and Snowy drawing sells for 500,000 euros

Exhibition presents more than 100 privately held works from the 6th to the 19th century

Ketterer Kunst announces December auctions: From Modern to Contemporary art

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires 18th-century French master drawings

MoMA highlights the transformative history of computers on Postwar artists

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies aged 64

The Fundació Joan Miró opens "Sumer and the Modern Paradigm"

Detectorist finds rare Richard III coin near the battlefield where he died

Exhibition at The Contemporary Austin includes new and recent outdoor sculptures by Carol Bove

Swiss artist Daniel Robert Hunziker opens exhibition at Von Bartha, Basel

Portrait by Cy Twombly offered at Heritage Auctions' Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

Largest ever Del Kathryn Barton exhibition opens at the National Gallery of Victoria

Cranbrook Art Museum opens exhibitions by artists at the intersection of art and street culture

Exhibition presents an homage to the late French artist Raymond Hains by Jérémy Demester

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza opens last exhibition in 25th anniversary series

Yorkshire Sculpture Park opens largest solo exhibition to date by artist, illustrator and printmaker Ed Kluz

Ian Davenport's first solo exhibition in Dubai on view at Custot Gallery

Exhibition spotlights dramatic Japanese prints in innovative installation

Works by Charles Schulz, Granville Fisher, J.C. Cockburn will be auctioned on live TV

Exhibition of Jack Pierson's Angel Youth series on view at Maccarone

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- The Mummy poised to reclaim its title as the world's most expensive film poster

2.- Money museum showcases 1943 Cent valued at $1 million

3.- Is Robin Cunningham the Mysterious and Unknown Grafitti Artist Banksy?

4.- Freeman's autumn jewelry auction set to dazzle

5.- Phoenix Art Museum presents never-before-seen artifacts from Teotihuacan

6.- Sotheby's breaks auction record for any bottle of wine twice in one sale

7.- Buyer of shredded Banksy work goes through with deal

8.- The Frick Pittsburgh opens a major exhibition of works by Isabelle de Borchgrave

9.- Prime Minister Mark Rutte gives a history lesson in the Rijksmuseum

10.- Paris finds spot for controversial Jeff Koons tribute

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful