Category / Medium: Mixed Media
Paintings / Drawings
Carol Gove works out of her Santa Fe, NM studio as an abstract mixed media collage artist. She has a BS from the University of New Hampshire and studied at the DeCordova Museum School in Boston. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibits over the last 20 years.
Her paintings and collages are currently exhibited nationally at Gebert Contemporary in Scottsdale and Stremmel Gallery in Reno. She is a member of the DeCordova Museum Corporate Art Program and The National Association of Women Artists in New York. Her work can be found in public collections including the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.
She has been accepted in many nationally juried shows including a 100 year retrospective exhibit “In Context: Collage & Abstraction” at the Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York. This exhibit included contemporary artists as well as master work by Kurt Schwitters, Robert Motherwell, Lee Krasner and more. She has also exhibited in museum group shows in the Boston area at the DeCordova Museum, the Danforth Museum, and the Whistler Museum of Art.
In addition to working in her studio, Carol is a dedicated volunteer and has given much of her time the last 20 years to animal rescue. She is the former Board Vice President at Felines & Friends New Mexico in Santa Fe. She also has donated her artwork to many non-profit causes including The Human Rights Campaign, The Cancer Foundation For New Mexico, Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in NH, Citizens for Affordable Housing in Boston, The NH Institute of Art, and the Contemporary Art Forum in Phoenix.
I enjoy giving new life to older materials, leaving only a fragment of their original state.I also enjoy combining those materials with photographs from my current, daily life. Each painting feels like a diary entry for me – a reflection on a memory, a record of an experience from my day, or an expression of an emotion.
I strive to create dialogue and play between the collage materials and photographs and the fluidity and opacity of paint. Remnants of recognizable imagery appear and disappear in my work as the materials are washed and worn by layers of paint. It is my intent to give the viewer a “glimpse” at a recognizable fragment or common history so that they may be reminded of their own history and memories when looking at my work.