I’m very pleased I made it to the last day of an exhibit I wanted to see, but kept forgetting about: Nick Cave at the Society for Contemporary Crafts. I was suffering with February grayness yesterday; it took a lot for me to get out of the house.
The exhibit was splendid. Cave is a Chicago artist whose quirky designs seem to follow somewhat in the tradition of Ed Paschke and the Chicago Imagists. You can see a video of Cave’s work here, and read more about him here (pdf).
Here are some pictures of Cave’s work:
Wonderful, outsize, finely crafted garments
This is a picture of a mask from Papua New Guinea, I took at the Field Museum in Chicago.
Couldn’t help notice some similarities. I love them both.