Nick Cave Hiding in Plain Sight
American artist Nick Cave (b. 1959) makes hybrid work that exalts high culture while reveling in low culture, and effortlessly invokes the artistic traditions of at least a dozen nations. He fashions assemblage sculptures, or “Soundsuits,” of found materials: hooked rugs, figurines, toys, twigs, hair dyed outlandish colors, and every variety of button, sequin and bead. African ceremonial costumes are an evident inspiration, along with those of Mardi Gras Indians, glittery Haitian flags, Southeast… Show more
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