Nick Cave Leads Preview of Nick Cave: Sojourn (Photos)

Nick Cave Leads Preview of Nick Cave: Sojourn (Photos)

Renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave previewed his dynamic new exhibition Nick Cave: Sojourn at the Denver Art Museum this morning.

Nick walked us through his multisensory, immersive installation and provided insight into the creation of his figurative sculptures known as Soundsuits.

Some DAM staff members shared photos they captured in the exhibition. Take a look to read some of the quotes we noted and get a preview of Nick’s magical world of color, texture, sound, and movement on level two of the Hamilton Building.

The exhibition opens June 9.

Christoph Heinrich, Frederick and Jan Mayer Director of the DAM, talks about Nick Cave: Sojourn at the media preview at the Denver Art Museum on June 6.

The Nick Cave: Sojourn title wall at the Denver Art Museum.

The DAM's Polly and Mark Addison Associate Curator of Contemporary Art William Morrow and Fox 31's Dan Daru in a sneak peek of Nick Cave: Sojourn at the Denver Art Museum before the June 6 media preview.

Nick Cave at the Nick Cave: Sojourn media preview at the Denver Art Museum on June 6.

Soundsuits seen during the Nick Cave: Sojourn media preview at the Denver Art Museum on June 6.

Soundsuits seen during the Nick Cave: Sojourn media preview at the Denver Art Museum on June 6.

With this artwork, Tondo, artist Nick Cave said he was, "thinking about my family, particularly my brothers. My mother had seven boys. This is what it was like being on the farm and looking up at the sky at night." At the Nick Cave: Sojourn media preview at the Denver Art Museum on June 6.

"I thrift everywhere. I did here in Denver as well." Nick Cave at the Nick Cave: Sojourn media preview at the Denver Art Museum on June 6.

About the Soundsuits that are in the silhouette of the one on the left, Nick Cave has said they are inspired by missiles, bishops' mitres, Ku Klux Klan uniforms, and condoms. About the Soundsuit second from left, Nick Cave said at the media preview, "This is what my head feels like most of the time. Ideas floating around." At the Denver Art Museum on June 6.

Nick Cave talks at the Nick Cave: Sojourn media preview at the Denver Art Museum on June 6 about one of the Soundsuits he created.

Nick Cave talks about how aspects of this Soundsuit transport him to a circus. At the Nick Cave: Sojourn media preview at the Denver Art Museum on June 6. Nick Cave, Untitled, 2013. Mixed media. James Prinz Photography, Chicago. Courtesy of Nick Cave and the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Carley Strauss was a digital communications intern in the communications department at the Denver Art Museum in 2013.

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