Artist Nick Cave Creates Cultural Experiences with Hope, Healing and Humor
Chicagoan Nick Cave describes himself as an artist with a civic responsibility. Driven by social and political goings-on in the world, he looks for ways to inform and engage the public. If that means sequins and sparkle, flea market finds and assorted bric-a-brac, so much the better.
“The elements of adornment and surface application embellish the darkness,” he says.
Where to See Nick Cave’s Work Now: Through January 3, 2021
“Until” is a mixed-media assemblage sparked by the question, “Is there racism in heaven?” The exhibition, spanning 24,000 square feet and two levels, bursts with colorful wind spinners, crystal chandeliers, beads and figurines such as black-faced lawn jockeys, gilded pigs, guns, targets, birds and flowers. Admission is free.