Karen Gover

Karen Gover teaches philosophy at Bennington College, Vermont, with areas of specialization in Continental philosophy, Aesthetics, and Ancient Greek philosophy. She studied English and Philosophy with honors at the University of Richmond, and received her PhD from Penn State University with a dissertation on Heidegger and Greek Tragedy. She has published scholarly articles in International Philosophical Quarterly, the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, and the Journal of Aesthetic Education.

Gover is the recipient of a grant from the German Academic Exchange service, she was a fellow at Williams College's Oakley Center for the Humanities, and she is the 2011 recipient of the John Fisher Memorial Prize in Aesthetics.

Her art criticism has appeared in Sculpture Magazine, Ceramics: Art and Perception, and artcritical.

More Articles by Karen Gover

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Carnival Fun-House: Alva Noë’s Strange Tools

Reviewer to philosopher: Check your privilege

Anthony Caro, End Up, 2010. Steel rusted, cast iron and jarrah wood.?The artist, courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Photograph: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Wilson Santiago
Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Sir Anthony Caro: 1924-2013

by way of tribute to the British sculptor who died today, a review from 2011

Christopher Kurtz, Litany, 2012. Bent and hand-carved maple, oak, cedar, and paint, 64 x 156 x 60 inches. Courtesy of Tomlinson Kong Contemporary
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Carpentry at the Service of Art: Christopher Kurtz at Tomlinson Kong

Four-piece sculpture show runs on Bowery through September 8

Erick Johnson, Smiles of a Summer Night 2009. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of Heskin Contemporary.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Erick Johnson Parallelogram Paintings at Heskin Contemporary

Once the complexity of the paintings’ under-layers have revealed themselves, we are in a position to appreciate the way in which these paintings offer up to us a visual metaphor of their own making.

Jack Pierson, Her Ancient Solitary Reign, 2009. Metal, wood and plastic, 109 x 129 x 4-3/4 inches. Cover NOVEMBER 2009: ABSTRACT #10, 2008. Metal and paint, 43 x 68 x 48 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read.
Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Jack Pierson: Abstracts at Cheim & Read

Jack Pierson at Cheim & Read

Nanon 2009. Reinforced clay on paintied MDF plinth, 73 x 33-1/2 x 25-3/4 inches. Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery
Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Rebecca Warren: Feelings at Matthew Marks Gallery

She seems to be simultaneously poking fun at tradition and at the same time leveling a serious challenge against it, all the while acknowledging that she cannot simply reject her artistic heritage.