THE AIR-CONDITIONED SMILE
by Charlie Finch
The artist Carol Bove
, who grew up in Berkeley in the 1960s and now lives in Brooklyn, had a busy spring, with a solo exhibition at the new Kimmerich
gallery in Tribeca and work in group shows at Andrea Rosen, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Half Gallery and other spaces too numerous and far-flung to mention. Bove’s appeal lies in her ability to impart sang-froid (coolness) to bits of found detritus -- precious detritus like coral, shells, driftwood and feathers -- thus rendering them as specific objects. What results is a kind of implication of life, what Bove has described as "seeing through time with objects."