Until We Meet Again is A Facility Artwork created by Nick Cave and Bob Faust. Conceived in response to the architectural design of the domed ceiling of the historic YMCA building, the team crafted a new work from source images of several of Cave’s most iconic artworks. Drawing the viewer’s gaze skyward, Until We Meet Again encourages visitors to envision a greater future full of possibility and potential.
The new kaleidoscopic patterns are built from several detail images from Cave’s newest bodies of work, including his latest Soundsuits, created in the wake of George Floyd’s death, which were presented as part of his retrospective exhibition Forothermore, as well as details from his fashion collection, titled The Color Is. Intertwined but not repetitive—each ceiling quadrant is unique—the installation reflects and connects to past works that address current issues and challenges while also expressing hope and joy and collective celebration—a full-spectrum of the experiences and emotions that we both share and carry with us as individuals, Until We Meet Again.
“Cave’s is a language that is built on the past, operates from the present, but thrusts the imagination far into the future.”
About the artists
Nick Cave (b. 1959, Fulton, MO; lives and works in Chicago, IL) is an artist, educator, and foremost a messenger, working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. Cave is known for his Soundsuits, sculptural forms based on the scale of his body, initially created in direct response to the police beating of Rodney King in 1991. Soundsuits camouflage the body, masking and creating a second skin that conceals race, gender, and class, forcing the viewer to look without judgment. They serve as a visual embodiment of social justice that represent both brutality and empowerment.
Described as “part artist, part designer and part mediator,” Bob Faust (b. 1967, Berwyn, IL; lives and works in Chicago, IL) is the principal and creative director for Faust, a Chicago-based art and design studio. Drawing upon the language and tools of the design world and capitalizing on his expertise as a typographer, Faust creates visual, visceral and contextual art experiences that inspire and/or instigate action. Faustʼs non-secular approach can be seen ubiquitously applied across all his work genres, from client-based commercial work to galleries and institutions most notably through his bespoke Wallworks, which function variously as visual art installations and frameworks for personal and contemplative experiences.
Facility is a place. It is a multi-disciplinary creative space. And its home to Cave Studio, Faust Associates and $oundsuit$hop, while also serving as a creative hub for other artists, artisans, designers and architects. Additionally, Facility plays host to myriad pop-up special projects such as exhibitions, performances and fresh retail experiences.
Facility is a philosophy. It believes that art and design can create peace, build power, and change the world … that by fostering an environment and community built from your dreams you will wake up daily within your destiny.
Facility is an action agent. It reaches deep into our communities, employing the collective powers of art and design as a means to empowerment and social change. Facility Foundation provides scholarships and opportunities for young, promising and emerging artists, collaborations with fierce, like-minded established artists and partnering with outside organizations and institutions to galvanize their outreach programming.