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june, 2021

thu24jun5:00 pm7:00 pmRAYGUN x NIQRaygun

Time

(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Details

Raygun presents Niq Thomas: myths or flowers; an installation. This event is part of the 2021 Art Week Des Moines.
Reception Thursday June 24, 5-7 PM.
The Greatest Store in the Universe and the Greatest Artist in the Universe are collaborating on a new installation in the second story windows facing East 5th Street during Art Week Des Moines.
Based out of Cedar Rapids, artist Niq Thomas (he/him) creates work that can be hard to categorize, particularly because his style evolves rapidly. Originally an abstract painter, his recent output exists in the overlap of collage, assemblage, and sculpture. Niq has shown work in venues throughout Iowa and the midwest, including the CSPS Gallery, the Polk County Heritage Gallery, and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. He also recently curated the Iowa Pop Art Market at the National Czech & Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids. The event provided a platform for the diverse work of over 30 artists, creators, and vendors from across the state, many for the first time.
With “myths or flowers”, his first large scale installation, Niq continues to expand on both the visual language of his art and the thematic inspirations behind it. “I’ve been pushing my work to be more dynamic. I like creating something that changes based on when it’s viewed and from what perspective.” The current desire for bespoke art being higher than ever has also motivated Niq to create an artistic experience that is non-replicable from moment to moment with this installation. ”I want you to stop not knowing what to say when someone asks about NFT art and start saying it’s anything created by Niq Fucking Thomas.”
Art Week Des Moines is from Friday June 18 to Friday, June 25. Check the schedule to discover the complete line up: https://2021artweek.sched.com/. The events are safe-from-a-social-distance art experiences and most of them are free.

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