Monday, September 20, 2010

Lamar Dodd School of Art Lecture: Nick Cave

Performance artist Nick Cave will speak at the Lamar Dodd School of Art tomorrow (Tuesday, September 21) at 5:30 p.m. in room S151. This event is part of the Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture series. Cave is a professor and chair of the Fashion Department of the Art Institute of Chicago; he earned his BFA in 1982 from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA in 1989 at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

He is most famous for his Soundsuits. These elaborately decorated sculptures can be displayed as art objects in a museum or worn by dancers to create sound and movement within their performances. His works incorporate a variety of materials such as metal toys, fabric, and other found objects, even dyed human hair.

Cave’s work is represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery, and he has exhibited at Studio La Citta in Verona, Italy, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Recently, Cave’s Soundsuits were featured in an eight-page spread in Vogue’s September 2010 issue.

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