Tag Archive | Guitar Sculpture

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.

Jimi's Nightmare Distorted Guitar Sculpture

Jimi’s Nightmare (Distorted Guitar #1) is the first work in sculptor Bruce Gray’s upcoming series of distorted guitars. This sculpture was created from a cut up and reassembled Fender Squire Guitar. Made for The Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles, it will be featured in the exhibit, Show & Tell: The Art of Harmony. Bruce states that, “I have always found musical instruments to be fascinating, comprised of interesting shapes and very beautiful to look at. The electric guitar with its curves and sleek glossy finish reminds me of expensive Italian sport scars or a woman’s body. This is a perfect subject matter for the artist to transform into their own unique vision. A distorted musical instrument has a surreal quality, and this sculpture is an homage to Picasso’s deconstructed instrument paintings and assemblages.” See more of Bruce Gray’s whimsical art at his website, Bruce Gray Dot Com.