Gold Nuggets For Us All was curated by Mary Jane Jacob, Tricia VanEck, and Theaster Gates for the first Chicago Art Loop Open, a multi-site, site-specific activation of the city’s buildings and cultural institutions. The sculpture is comprised of 88 separate gold nuggets installed in a swirl at varying heights. The work is a meditation on collective abundance and reflects the myth of Danae as depicted in art historical works being visited by Zeus in the form of gold nuggets or coins from above.
It was a finalist proposal under the title Alchemy for the Celebrity Chef du Jour at 2012 Taste of Chicago, and in the following year was exhibited with a sound component Soundscape (for Drexciya) as part of My Mythos exhibition which opened on 11.11.11 curated by Detroit Afrotopia founder and former mayoral candidate Ingrid LaFleur at Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.
In 2019, it was exhibited for Dock 6 Design+Art 12 group exhibition at Dock 6 Collective annual invitational event with Osanyin Series leaf wallpaper, creating a photo backdrop for visitors around the D6 wall logo.
To listen to Soundscape (for Drexciya) part of the Gold Nuggets For Us All installation at Fe Gallery on 11.11.11, visit DENENGE DESIGN -> SOUND | FILM.