NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Chicago-based artist Nick Cave’s work including Soundsuits, installations, video and more are on display in “Nick Cave: Feat” Nov. 10-June 24, 2018 in the Upper-Level Galleries at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Cave creates works at the intersection of sculpture, dance, and fashion, reflecting his experience as a trained visual artist who studied with Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and a professor of fashion design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
He is best known for his elaborate “soundsuits,” human-shaped sculptural forms composed of a wide variety of found and repurposed commonplace materials. This dynamic exhibition will include a selection of soundsuits, as well as a projected video, several wall-mounted sculptures, and a large multimedia installation. The works are broadly accessible to audiences of all ages and, 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.
• A runway of 10 soundsuits (2011–17), which were initially inspired by the 1991 Rodney King police beating
• Immersive life-size video work Blot (2012)
• A gallery wrapped in twinkling “Buttonwall” fabric (2013)
• The “Architectural Forest” installation (2011), rarely on view since its creation, made from thousands of hanging strands of colorfully patterned bamboo
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