Nick Cave Collaborates with Bob Faust on Soundsuits Mural Installation At Live Arts

Nick Cave Collaborates with Bob Faust on Soundsuits Mural Installation At Live Arts

In a special collaboration for New York Live Arts, artists Nick Cave and Bob Faust create a kaleidoscopic mural from one of Cave's iconic Soundsuits constructed entirely of woven bags collected from around the world. These bags we carry are filled with promise is a through-the-looking-glass interpretation that the baggage we all walk through life with is anything but weighty. In this manifestation, the bags seem to defy gravity, and rather than weighing us down, actually carry the hopes, dreams, and aspirations that fuel us for our choices ahead. From the single source image of Cave's work, Faust selects and manipulates key details that seem to morph seamlessly into multiple patterns, shape-shifting across the 31 linear feet of lobby wall. The mural acts as a conditioning agent for audiences, preparing them for the performative experience on Live Arts' mainstage that awaits on the other side.

Work by Nick Cave is also shown in New York City at Jack Shainman Gallery (through June 23) and at the Park Avenue Armory (June 7 - July 1)

Nick Cave: Weather or Not

May 17 - June 23, 2018

The presentation at Jack Shainman Gallery debuts a series of wire Tondos, in which swirling cacophonies of colors are created from the layered mapping of cataclysmic weather patterns superimposed onto brain scans of black youth suffering PTSD as a result of gun violence. The focused, sparse installation of the bright Tondos, anchored by one larger looming black and white iteration, will evoke a feeling of immediacy.

Nick Cave: The Let Go

June 7-July 1, 2018

Part installation, part performance, the presentation curated by Tom Eccles at the Park Avenue Armory will bring the materiality of the Tondos to an immersive scale in a dance-based town hall where the entirety of New York is invited to "let go" through movement and performative events.

"These bags we carry are filled with promise" massive mural

Nick Cave and Bob Faust

On view June 1 through September 2018

Opening Reception, June 15, 4:30-6:30 PM

New York Live Arts

Ford Foundation Live Gallery

Lobby at 219 West 19th Street, NYC

Opening Reception free with reservation, based on availability

About Nick Cave

Nick Cave is an artist and educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. His solo exhibitions have toured globally from the United States through France, Africa, Denmark, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Cave also works as a professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Recent exhibitions and projects include Nick Cave: Feat. (The Frist Center for Visual Arts, 2018); Nick Cave: Until (Mass MoCA, 2017); Nick Cave (Telfair Museums, 2017); Spotted by Nick Cave (artspace 2016); Nick Cave: Here Hear (Cranbrook Art Museum, 2015); Currents 109: Nick Cave (Saint Louis Art Museum, 2014); Nick Cave: Sojourn (Denver Art Museum, 2013); and HEARD•NY in New York's Grand Central Terminal (2013).

About Bob Faust
By drawing upon the language and tools of the design world and capitalizing on his expertise as a typographer, Bob Faust creates visual, visceral and contextual art experiences that inform, empower and/or instigate in the service or celebration of human difference. Faust is also the studio/special projects director for artist Nick Cave, and has been recognized nationally and internationally for his creativity and clarity through many prestigious exhibitions and publications including Great Ideas of Humanity: Out of the Container (Chicago Design Museum, 2018), GU LTY / NNOCENT (Call-and-Response to Nick Cave's UNTIL, MASS MoCA, 2017) Nick Cave: Kaleidoscopic Playground (MASS MoCA, 2017) Fluid Bound (Co-Prosperity Sphere, 2016) Unfolded: Made with Paper (Chicago Design Museum, 2016) Bob Faust: Peace Pop (Chicago Cultural Center, 2016) Bob Faust: Betweens (Riverside Arts Center, 2016) CHGO DSGN (Chicago Cultural Center, 2014) Nick Cave: Body Work (ICA Boston, 2014) Bob Faust: Ipseity (Manifold Gallery, 2013) Collection (Society of Typographic Arts)

NEW YORK LIVE ARTS
Located in the heart of Chelsea in New York City, New York Live Arts is an internationally recognized destination for innovative artistry. New York Live Arts produces and presents dance, music and theater performances, offers an extensive range of participatory programs for adults and young people, supports the continuing professional development of artists and serves as home for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company.

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