Went to the Montclair Art Museum (MAM)Thursday night to see artist Nick Cave. An American fabric sculptor, dancer, and performance artist. Nick is best known for his Soundsuits: wearable fabric sculptures that are bright, whimsical, and other-worldly. He also trained as a dancer with Alvin Ailey. He resides in Chicago and is director of the graduate fashion program at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The other shot in the arm came yesterday. Back at MAM (an institution I am very pleased to be associated with I might add), I went to view "Who Does She Thing She Is" (Available on Amazon.com). A riveting documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll (Born Into Brothels), which features five women who navigate some of the most problematic intersections of our time: parenting and creativity, partnering and independence, and economics to create their art. Through their lives Tanner Boll explores what it means to nurture children and family, and still keep the creative fire burning within. The film ultimately explores how women went from ancient muse to contemporary second class artists. Really an important film for all women artist to see....
IMAGE RIGHT: At Play 2008,
Study: Mixed media papers w/vintage lace,
5"W x 7" H. Collected