Monday, November 23, 2009

Nick Cave: Art in Motion

What happens when textiles meet modern dance all dressed up in a "Sound Suit?" Enter the world of Mr. Cave and contemplate what makes people rejoice in the moment.


Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth

January 10, 2010 to May 30, 2010

"Experience the largest presentation of work by Chicago-based artist Nick Cave, featuring thirty-five of his Soundsuits—multi-layered, mixed-media sculptures named for the sounds made when the “suits” are worn. Reminiscent of African, Caribbean and other ceremonial ensembles as well as of haute couture, Cave’s work explores issues of transformation, ritual, myth and identity. His virtuosic constructions incorporate yarn, sequins, bottle caps, vintage toys, rusted iron sticks, hair, and more. Mad, humorous, visionary, glamorous and unexpected, the Soundsuits are created from scavenged ordinary materials that Cave re-contextualizes into extraordinary works of art. The Fowler is the first LA-area museum to feature Cave's work and the only Southern California venue for this traveling exhibition."