14 April 2009


Nick Cave is a Chicago artist who has risen to the forefront of the art world with his Soundsuits. These Most Excellent costumes are made using colored hair or found fabrics that are embroidered and beaded and often topped by armatures adorned with thrift-shop finds, ranging from children's toys to porcelain figures. These mannequin-like sculptures are wearable and Cave, (once a dancer with Alvin Ailey), occasionally uses them in performance.

Cave's Soundsuits is currently on exhibit at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco through July 5.