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A.K.RIKK'S Gallery opens with Nick Cave!

Posted on September 24 2012

AK Rikks would like to continue its support of the Grand Rapids art community by debuting our own gallery series with an installation by artist Nick Cave. In celebration of this annual event, we would like to invite ArtPrize enthusiasts to our new store to view an experience unlike any other.

Featured in The New York Times and the 2011 September edition of Vogue, Nick Cave, who also has permanent pieces shown at the MOMA, addresses issues of race and sexuality with Soundsuits: his term for the costumes/sculptures he creates from a variety of found materials like quilts, twigs, and beads. Having experienced prejudice throughout his life, Cave understands what it is like to feel as insignificant as the materials he uses in his artwork. Through these Soundsuits, Cave gives these objects importance because, as a costume that hides appearances, they present an opportunity to create a new identity.

Through the duration of this installation, AK Rikks will be selling signed Nick Cave retrospectives: Meet Me At the Center of The Earth. We encourage the public to visit these remarkable Soundsuits before they are sent overseas for their debut performance in Lille, France, and before the end of ArtPrize.

A.K.RIKK's Gallery hours are the same as normal store hours:
Mon - Fri: 10-7
Sat: 10-5
Sun: closed

Show will be running through October 13th.