Dorian Grey Gallery announces an exhibition for the esteemed New York artist Mark Wiener (August 24, 1951 – September 29, 2012). Curated from his unfinished painting series and other related works, “Street Markings” will be on view November 3-25, at Dorian Grey Gallery, 437 East 9th Street (near Avenue A).
Opening reception Wednesday, November 7th from 6-9 PM (Press preview 5-6 PM).
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or (516) 244 4126
“With his always mannerful, disarming and gentle nature Mark was a welcome and reassuring figure -- someone who made you feel as if some things would never change. This did not serve his quietly ambitious nature, and obfuscated the true reason why he was always to be found at the best art shows in NYC...We now have his physical absence, and as this becomes reality we are obligated to search him out in a body of work that is destined to make us realize that we were in the presence of a serious talent.”
“Mark’s careful, studied and thoughtful approach to the plastic arts belies the spontaneous and fluid result that is his artwork. He knew much more than he let on about where the simple gesture of applying paint to canvas originates... Finally, after we will all be gone and strangers encounter a work by Mark Wiener, they will understand that behind every two dimensional object lies a soul that had many layers, and much love to give to this cold, overly analyzed and monetized commercial universe.”
-- excerpts from an essay by Luis Accorsi, Dorian Grey Gallery
Video Interview with Mark Wiener in his studio by Dusty Wright (August 2012):
Huffington Post Memorial Note by Peter Frank:
Dorian Grey Gallery is a contemporary art space in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood. The Gallery exhibits both 20th Century and contemporary street art while frequently juxtaposing the forefathers of graffiti with a more recent roster of artists. DGG is also known as the premier location for exhibitions focused on artists from the historic East Village and surrounding downtown districts.
For additional information contact Christopher Pusey @ 516 244 4126 or visit the gallery website: www.doriangreygallery.com