Elaine Grove (b.1943) - Artist, Sculptor
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“My work comes out of the tradition of constructivist, welded steel sculpture as exemplified by Julio Gonzales, Picasso, David Smith, and Anthony Caro,” states the sculptor Elaine Grove. A creator of “drawings in space,” Grove infuses her sculptures with an animating spirit, using aesthetic means to explore the symbolic associations and inferences of forms. While she often incorporates “found objects” into her work, her focus is on their forms and relation to an overall work rather than on their original purpose.
Elaine Grove was born in Oklahoma City and earned her B.A. and B.F.A. from the University of Dallas. After graduating she taught art in the Dallas area before moving in 1967 to New York. There she settled into the lively New York cultural scene of the late 1960s and 1970s. She began modeling for such photographers as Deborah Turbeville and Duane Michaels and also took acting jobs as she continued her artwork. Elaine Grove has applied her vision outside of the studio, and is an award-winning book illustrator and sought after designer of sets and constructions for television and theater. She met the artist Dan Christensen in 1967; the two married in 1978.
Grove has had solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Connecticut, Florida, and New Jersey and has participated in group shows at Artscape at the Gansett Green Manor, Amagansett, New York; the Bridgehampton Library, New York; Dowling College, Oakdale, New York; Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York; the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York; the Ross School, East Hampton, New York; Spanierman Gallery, LLC at East Hampton, New York; Spanierman Modern, New York; the Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia; and Vero Beach Center for the Arts, Florida. Her work is included in the collection of the Jepson Center for Contemporary Art, Savannah, Georgia. Grove lives in East Hampton, New York.
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