The Newest, Must-See Exhibition at the Jepson Center
The Jepson Center’s newest exhibition of sculptural installations from internationally recognized artist Nick Cave is a must-see collection this spring.
One of Savannah’s best cultural attributes is its lively, thriving arts scene. Though it’s a small town, Savannah showcases art collections from artists known around the world, and this spring will be no exception with a new exhibition from Nick Cave at Telfair Museum’s Jepson Center. Internationally lauded for his work, artist Nick Cave has made a name for himself by his profound visual and performing art exhibitions that convey his meaningful messages to the world. He works in several artistic mediums, creating extraordinary works of art through sculpture, installation, videography, photography and more.
Cave is most well-known for a specific sculptural series he calls his soundsuits, which are large, human-sized sculptures that he created based on the scale of his own body. These suits, much like suits of armor, create a metaphoric barrier between the body and the outside world, protecting the body from external judgment or prejudice. Cave uses these pieces to make his own statements about societal issues, as well as give the viewer the opportunity to draw their own conclusions about the pieces’ meaning.
"These suits, much like suits of armor, create a metaphoric barrier between the body and the outside world, protecting the body from external judgment or prejudice."
Nick Cave’s exhibition is at the Jepson Center until April 23, 2017 / Jepson Center is located 207 W York St, Savannah, GA 31401
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