Created specifically for the long wall in this exhibition, this four-panel, 24-foot-long relief painting is decorated with scores of found, often secondhand, objects that are in keeping with an aesthetic Nick Cave describes as deliberately “gauche, lavish adornment” that verges on the baroque. Like other garden-inspired aspects of Cave’s work, this monumental piece suggests a kind of Garden of Eden with forbidden fruit while simultaneously creating an environment that evokes a place of refuge and contemplation.
Nick Cave: Sojourn is a special ticketed exhibition on view June 9-September 22, 2013.
Nick Cave: Sojourn is organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible through the significant support of Vicki and Kent Logan, U.S. Bank, and PB&K Family Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, and The Denver Post.