Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Young Friends of The Norton Event “ Nick Cave - Meet me at the Center of the Earth” November 10, 2010 from 6-8 p.m.

This exhibition will feature approximately forty of Nick Cave ’s Soundsuits: multi-layered, mixed media, wearable sculptures designed to captivate visitors of all ages and bring together visual and performing arts for a unique museum experience.

As reminiscent of African, Mardi Gras and religious ceremonial costumes as they are of haute couture, the Soundsuits explore ceremony, ritual, myth and identity through a subtle layering of references expressed through highly skilled techniques, varied traditions and an array of ordinary, scavenged yet seductive materials. By transforming discarded objects into works of art, he encourages the viewer to connect with the pre-history of the objects as well as the potent imagery of the Soundsuits themselves. Inviting viewers to join him at the ―Center of the Earth, Nick Cave offers a vision of a world turned upside down and inside out.

Please RSVP to Cherryl Cannon at youngfriends@norton.org or 561-832-5196 ext. 1118. Pistache is also donating 20% of dinner checks to Young Friends of the Norton.

Organized by the Yerba Buena Center for Arts, San Francisco.
Local sponsorship of this exhibition is made possible in part through the generosity of The Milton and Sheila Fine Endowment for Contemporary Art, The Dr. Henry and Lois Foster Endowment for Contemporary Art and The Contemporary and Modern Art Council of the Norton Museum of Art.
Media support provided by The Miami Herald / El Nuevo Herald.

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