Friday, January 22, 2010

Meet Me At the Center of the Earth

That's where I'll be this Sunday. Very excited about this.

"Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of The Earth—on display at the Fowler Museum from Jan 10–May 30, 2010—is 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 performed.

Evocative of African, Caribbean and other ceremonial ensembles as well as haute couture, Cave's work explores issues of transformation, ritual, myth and identity through a layering of references and virtuosic construction, using materials as varied as yarn, beads, sequins, bottle caps, vintage toys, rusted iron sticks, twigs, leaves, and hair. Mad, humorous, visionary, glamorous and unexpected, the Soundsuits are created from scavenged ordinary materials and objects from both nature and culture, which Cave re-contextualizes into extraordinary works of art."




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