Nick Cave
For Now

10 September to 22 October 2011
541 West 24 Street


On 10 September 2011, Mary Boone Gallery, in collaboration with Jack Shainman Gallery, will open at its Chelsea location For Now, an Installation of new work by NICK CAVE.

For Now is an open playground of the Artist’s daring and iconic Soundsuits – hybrid sculptural forms based on the scale of the Artist’s body. The Soundsuits camouflage and amplify the body, creating an exuberant second skin that conceals race, gender, and class.

Cave builds on a long and multifarious world history of accreted fetishes and Shamanistic figures, bringing together a range of raw and manufactured materials to create an Installation that he heralds as a “psychedelic, functified freak show that is an accumulation of the decades from the perspective of voodoo woo-loo.” Cave surpasses his Soundsuits’ individual theatricality by moving them into circus acts, stacked one on top of the other, or arranged in volatile vignettes.

For Now is like walking into a frozen frame of Soundsuits interacting on a playground without rules – a celebratory release of color, chaos, exuberance, and a surplus of dares that are caught in the act.

A concurrent exhibition of new work by Nick Cave, Ever-After, is on view 8 September to 8 October at Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea. The Mary Boone Gallery exhibition, at 541 West 24 Street, will continue through 22 October 2011. For further information, contact Ron Warren at the Gallery, or visit our website