Dove Bradshaw, Indeterminacy IV

October 15, 2017
The Fields Sculpture Park

Photo Credit: Aislinn Wilde

30 x 68 x 48 inches
Gift of Sue Strober, 2016

The piece is part of Bradshaw's series of Indeterminacy Stones. The series of Indeterminacy Stones began in 1994. They consist of a chunk of pyrite, set atop a piece of marble, and then left outdoors to weather. The pyrite transforms into limonite when exposed to the elements, leaving a permanent iron rust stain. It may take less than ten years or over a century to dissolve depending on composition and environment. The first exhibition of these works at Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, 1995.

Bradshaw pioneered the use of Indeterminacy by enlisting the unpredictable effects of time, weather, erosion, and indoor and outdoor atmospheric conditions on natural, chemical, and manufactured materials. She has created chemical paintings that change with the atmosphere, erosion sculptures of salt, stone sculptures that weather, and, worked with crystals that receive radio transmissions from weather stations, local and short wave, along with radio telescope signals from Jupiter.

In 1975 Dove Bradshaw was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant; 1985 the Pollock-Krasner award; 2003 a Furthermore Grant; in 2006 The National Science Foundation for Artists Grant. Her work has been shown regularly in the US, Europe, Korea and Japan, appearing in the 6th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea. She is represented in the permanent collections of many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, The National Gallery of Washington, The Art Institute of Chicago, The British Museum, Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Marble Palace, Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg.

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