Nick Cave creates textile-based sculpture, installation, performance, and collage. The artist trained with Alvin Ailey and modern dance inspires his exploration about community, ritual, and identity.
Some of his best known works are his Soundsuits, sensuous wearable art that hides one’s identity. These are made from a variety of materials including day-glow-dyed human hair, vintage toys, twigs, beads, and feathers. The artist shares his hope that "Soundsuits will cause people to find ways to live with each other, extend our compassion to other communities and take care of our natural resources."
All Logan Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Sharp Auditorium at the Denver Art Museum’s Frederic C. Hamilton Building. Doors open at 6:15 pm. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 720-913-0130 or click the link above.
$8 students and DAM volunteers, $12 DAM Contemporaries members and artists, $15 DAM members, $18 non-members
Image credit: Nick Cave, Soundsuits, 2011. Mixed Media. Photo by James Prinz Photography, Chicago. Photo courtesy of Nick Cave and the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. © The Artist.