Behind the Scenes
Experimental film has become a significant part of Nick Cave’s work in the last two years.
Nick Cave made the first garment-sculptures we know as Soundsuits in 1991 in response to the now-infamous amateur video of the racial profiling and beating of Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.
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 del
Drawing a connection between people adopting pets at animal shelters and his own desire to reclaim and repurpose secondhand objects led Nick Cave to call these works with flea-market dog figurines “rescues.” As he thought more about the symbolism
One particular memory that has stuck with Nick Cave from his childhood is lying on the ground with some of his seven brothers, looking up at the stars on summer nights and trying to make out the constellations.
The thousands of white buttons that make up the Button Arch in the first gallery you enter were attached to a flexible wire screen (like the material found on patio screen doors) using merchandising tag guns.
Flea-market and antique-mall finds are in large part central to Nick Cave's work. Oftentimes, these found objects serve as the benchmark and inspiration for the larger, completed work. Cave shares:
Nick Cave: Sojourn invites visitors to join artist Nick Cave on a visual and emotional journey.
Renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave previewed his dynamic new exhibition Nick Cave: Sojourn at the Denver Art Museum this morning.
Not so fast! In this blog post, my colleague Karen Brooks stated that denim work pants were developed by Levi Strauss in the 1800s. However, the question is: Where does the iconic fabric come from?
As an iconic example of western wear, jeans inevitably have made their way into western American art.
The idea of reversibility is a very important concept in modern conservation practice. I chose materials with good and known aging characteristics, understanding that my work may need to be removed and/or redone, in the future.
Traditional paintings from Japan consist of ink, color, ground pigments, and/or gold applied in thin layers on a paper or silk support. They are most commonly presented in the form of scrolls and screens.
May 30 update: Here is the program for this month's Untitled.
Here at the Denver Art Museum, we do things in a big way. In the summer of 2011 we presented a wide-ranging celebration of clay during Marvelous Mud.
What do samurai, horses, guitars, fruits and vegetables, monster puppets, and blocks all have in common? For starters, these are items that all currently adorn my (somewhat messy) desk.
April 25 update: Here is the program for this month's Untitled.