November 10, 2017–June 24, 2018

Nick Cave: Feat.

Upper-Level Galleries

  • Artist Nick Cave

  • Nick Cave. Soundsuit, 2012. Mixed media, including beaded and sequined garments, fabric, metal and mannequin, 109 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 12 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography

  • © Nick Cave; Photo: James Prinz

  • Nick Cave. Rescue, 2014. Mixed media, including ceramic birds, metal flowers, ceramic Basset Hound, and vintage settee, 70 x 50 x 40 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography

  • Nick Cave. Wall Relief, 2013. Mixed media, including ceramic birds, metal flowers, afghans, strung crystals, and gramophone, 97 x 74 x 21 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography

  • Nick Cave. Soundsuit, 2016. Mixed media, including vintage toys, wire, metal and mannequin, 84 x 45 x 40 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.© Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography

  • Nick Cave. Architectural Forest, 2011. Bamboo, wood, wire, plastic beads, acrylic paint, screws, fluorescent lights, color filter gels, and vinyl, 136 x 372 x 192 in. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © Nick Cave. Photo: James Prinz Photography

Chicago-based artist Nick Cave (b. 1959) is best known for his elaborate “soundsuits,” elaborate human-shaped sculptural forms composed of a wide variety of found and repurposed commonplace materials. This exhibition will include a dynamic selection of soundsuits, as well as a projected video, several wall-mounted sculptures, and a large multimedia installation. The works are accessible to audiences of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds, yet on a deeper level speak to issues of racial and social justice and the need for more time and space in contemporary society to cultivate individual dreams and aspirations.

This exhibition was organized by the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
 

CLICK HERE to learn more about Extrasensory, a companion exhibition to the Nick Cave exhibition.

 

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