Rescue Me: Nick Cave’s Affinity for Found Objects

Abandoned objects play a central role in the work of visual artist Nick Cave. His creative process often begins with a trip to a second-hand store or flea market (he makes a point to visit one in every city he finds himself in). Cave searches for interesting objects that hold nostalgic or historical meaning or … Continue reading Rescue Me: Nick Cave’s Affinity for Found Objects

The Legacy of Eric Harvie

The foundations of Glenbow were effectively laid by one individual: Eric Lafferty Harvie. An inveterate collector, Harvie amassed an eclectic blend of materials from the Canadian West and around the world. His true legacy, however, lies in his gift to this province: in 1966, Harvie and his family donated the entirety of his collection, which … Continue reading The Legacy of Eric Harvie

Conversing with Cave

Glenbow News caught up with Nick Cave the day before his exhibition, Nick Cave: Feat, officially opened to the public. The 60-year-old Chicago based artist was in Calgary to install his exhibition and had just finished his last task of the day – placing 500 freshly-pressed hand towels into a tall and precarious stack, draped … Continue reading Conversing with Cave

Curator Q + A – Katie Delmez on Nick Cave: Feat.

Chicago-based artist Nick Cave wears many hats, and wears them all extremely well. As a sculptor, painter, dancer, performance artist, video and installation artist, his creations are boundary-eradicating explosions of form, colour and meaning. Cave’s most famous creation, the Soundsuit, is a kind of wearable sculpture. They are larger than life and richly textured, often … Continue reading Curator Q + A – Katie Delmez on Nick Cave: Feat.