Lately I've been finding myself drawn back to my hometown of Calgary, Alberta. Glenbow Museum has been showing such inspirational exhibits this year! First Dior, and recently Nick Cave. In this blog post, I will be showing you some of my favorite pieces and close up shots from the exhibit.
Chicago artist Nick Cave has been on my radar for many years. His creations are straight up mesmerizing, but they have a deep amount of thoughtfulness behind each one.
"They speak to issues of identity and social injustice- specifically race, gun violence, and civic responsibility." - Katie Delmez (Curator at Frist Art Museum).
Childhood memories flooded back so delightfully while walking through Nick Caves exhibit. It probably helped that my nieces were smiling ear to ear, as we appreciated each creation together. Who else played with beads as a young child? Put your hands up!
Nick Cave works with up-cycled materials found at garage sales and thrift shops. How beautiful to give meaning to otherwise discarded items.
Can we please take a moment to appreciate the amount of buttons!! Look closer and you will see that the wall behind is covered in buttons as well.
Eye spy with my little eye! Safety pins, doilies and beads. Who remembers learning how to crochet as a youth? I started with doilies and ended with doilies.
Back of this garment says it all "Love one another".
Photographed and written by Sheila Wong Studios.