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Mixed Mediums at Dorian Grey Gallery

X Marks The Spot By BTA
X Marks The Spot By BTA (All Photos By Gail)

The latest group show at Dorian Grey Gallery in the East village, entitled Mixed Mediums, is a true mixed bag of styles. The collected works of more than a dozen artists still manages to achieve a cohesive feel, however, owing to the crossover appeal of various styles of contemporary/pop art.

Cope 2 Skate Decks
Cope 2 Skate Decks

The NYC Street Art movement that the gallery seems to most closely align itself with is represented with works by artists like Cope 2 and BTA.

Perhaps most surprising piece in the collection is a single work by Israeli Kinetic Scultor/Op Artist, Yaacov Agam, seen in a series of sequential shots below:
Yaacov Agam Star of David 3
Photographed from the Right

Yaacov Agam Star of David 1
Photographed from Near Center

Yaacov Agam Star of David 2
Photographed from the Left

The Star of David is an excellent example of Agam’s work, which takes on the appearance of many different pictures and abstract designs, depending on the angle from which it is viewed. I have one of his pieces in my home and I just love it. This one is on sale for $4,500, which is a decent price.

Robert Kantor Double Neck Guitar
Robert Kantor’s Swarovski Crystal Embellished Double Neck Gretsch Guitar

Sculptor Robert Kantor presents three of his Swarovski Crystal-embellished guitars and half a dozen additional works that combine guitar parts with colorful crystal bling. Very Nice!

Robert Kantor A Rose By Any Other
Robert Kantor’s A Rose By Any Other

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The Retro/Gothic collage/sculptures of Robbi Wesson (above three photos) would fit right in at an exhibit at Last Rites Gallery. Wesson uses hardware, architectural embellishments, bone, feathers and polished stones, among other found items, to create one-of-a-kind works of art that suggest an enigmatic back story. Highly collectible!

Spence X The Myth Series
Spence X’s The Myth Series

I admit I was a bit perplexed by Spence X’s Myth Series, which is a collection of the artist’s tin foil sculptures of various mythical creatures. These are fun and whimsical and even a bit hilarious, but they looked rather juvenile in the context of the show and, to be brutally honest, most reminded me of the tin foil animal sculptures that servers would create as containers for leftover food at a favorite family restaurant I frequented when I was living in California. So, there’s that.

Spence X The Myth Series

Overall, Mixed Mediums is a fun and eclectic show that’s worth checking out if you are a fan of any of these artists or just happen to be in the neighborhood.

Diorama By Lisa Pan
Art By Lisa Pan

Mixed Mediums will be on exhibit at Dorian Grey Gallery, Located at 437 East 9th Street (Between Ave A and 1st Ave) until September 27th, 2013.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pinkburst Project!

Pinkburst Guitars & Amps Collection (Photos by John Peden, Click Image to Enlarge)

The Worleygig is proud to announce a Pink Thing that is not only awesomely pink but also benefits a very worthwhile cause. The Pinkburst Project, sponsored by Guitarist Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister, is a collection of one-of-a-kind, custom made guitars from a variety of leading instrument manufacturers including Gibson, Fender, Paul Reed Smith, Epiphone, Gretsch and Martin. There is also a matching collection of pink custom amps from Marshall, Fender, Vox, Mesa, Orange, Hartke and Diamond. All guitars and amplifiers will be offered for sale at an auction to be held on Sunday, May 1, 2011 during the Skinner Fine Musical Instruments Auction in Boston, Massachusetts. View the full collection of individual guitars at This Link.

These stunningly beautiful guitars and amps have been built for sale at auction to create awareness of The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. Proceeds from sales will raise much-needed funds for research, education and support for those affected by Uveitis and other inflammatory eye diseases. Uveitis is the third leading cause of preventable blindness in the USA, and the leading cause of blindness of American girls.

Jay Jay’s daughter, Samantha was diagnosed  with Uveitis at age six during a routine eye exam at school. Samantha’s sight has been preserved through a cocktail of topical and systemic medications that her physician, Dr. Stephen Foster and his associated doctors at MERSI (Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution) in Cambridge, Massachusetts have carefully administered. Dr. Foster and his Foundation will benefit from the monetary proceeds of this auction.

Prior to the auction, a benefit concert, “The Pinkburst Project: An Evening with Twisted Sister and Friends benefiting the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation” will take place on Friday, April 29 at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. Tickets are $45 with, an American Express presale on Wednesday, January 26, and sale to the public starting on Friday, January 28 via Ticketmaster.com, Charge by Phone 800-745-3000, and (for no service charge) at the Best Buy Theater box office located at 1515 Broadway at W. 44th Street.

A full and finely detailed Press Release can be viewed at This Link.

Here’s wishing great success to Jay Jay with the Pinkburst Project!