CRASH and the UK’s Remi/Rough are in a new exhibition entitled ‘Flow’, now on display at Dorian Grey Gallery in NYC’s East Village.
The show boasts approximately 25 graphic and colorful pieces from a recent collaboration between the two pioneering street artists. Both men have a storied history from getting up in the streets to getting their work shown at renowned museums across the world. Remi/Rough’s dramatic lines combined with Crash’s classic pop art and figurative character details combine nicely and deserve celebration. In this intimate gallery setting you can closely examine their spray can and paint brush work on canvas, watercolor paper and wood.
Remi/Rough uses not only eye-catching colors but also incorporates abstract forms to create what have been described as ‘visual haikus’. Crash developed his graffiti style, so recognisable today, by writing on subway cars and abandoned buildings in New York City in the 1970s and in this collaboration his artistic roots are clearly on display. This is Crash’s second instalment at the Dorian Gallery, run by art dealers Christopher Pusey and Luis Accoris.
In 2010, Crash was invited to hold a retrospective exhibit for the gallery’s inaugural show. Dorian Grey Gallery has a street art focus and enjoys showcasing New York’s premier emerging artists.
If you happen to wander by when they are closed, make sure to stop and appreciate Kenny Scharf’s mural on the gallery’s roll down gate. Then come back when the gallery is open to see the good stuff inside as well.
Show Runs: January 16th – February 23, 2014 Gallery: Dorian Grey Location: 437 East 9th St. Ave A, NYC