Tuesday, October 18, 2011

FOR NOW by Nick Cave @ The Mary Boone Gallery

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From Mary Boone and Daily Beast

The “Soundsuits” of Chicago artist Nick Cave are some of the most exuberant, peculiar objects now circulating as contemporary art. A big sampling of recent ones is on view in New York in a two-part show, split between the Jack Shainman Gallery and the Mary Boone Gallery, and sampled in this slideshow. Cave’s trademark objects are bodysuits that can be made of anything from rainbow-dyed human hair to found welcome mats. They can be cut like straight-ahead enlargements of a toddler’s sleeper, or can have bizarre extra arms or giant steam funnels where the wearer’s head should be. They are called Soundsuits because some of them make noise when they are worn, but also, more metaphorically, because they change the most basic features of the environment for anyone wearing or witnessing them.

September 10th- October 22nd, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Mary Boone Gallery (541 W. 24th St. btn 10th and 11th Aves)

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