Art: Secret Writing Being – Alex Grey & Allyson Grey
In this 6 hour interactive workshop led by Alex and Allyson, participants are encouraged to conjure forth their inner visions and translate them into form. All levels of experience are welcome.
Join Alex Grey and Allyson Grey for their debut appearance in Vancouver as they present an illustrated discussion on their personal creative paths through the extraordinary realms of the visionary art and culture movement.
An immersive multimedia event featuring the live painting experience of world renowned visionary artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey alongside an art exhibition, music, visual projections and dance performances.
An afternoon meet and greet session where Alex and Allyson will be available to connect with the Vancouver community and to sign books and posters.
Mystic art is spirit expressed in to matter.
- Alex Grey
Artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey claim three bodies of work between them: Alex’s art, Allyson’s art and their shared social sculpture, CoSM, the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. Soul and studio-mates for over forty years, Alex & Allyson will share their blended journey of painting, performance art and their creation of sacred space at the forefront of a Visionary Art Movement.
Together the Grey’s co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, (CoSM), a spiritual retreat center for artists. On the forefront of a movement in which painters join musicians on stage, the Grey’s have painted together live before tens of thousands of people at New York’s Broadway theaters, at sold-out festivals and arenas in dozens of cities across five continents. As long-time advocates of “cognitive liberty,” a growing international art movement has embraced the Grey’s as important mapmakers and spokespersons for the visionary realm.
Alex Grey’s paintings breathe new life into the deadened soul of modern consciousness. You will find in this work the intensity of someone who is not just doing his own personal art but is consciously participating in the evolutionary unfolding toward a more integral world.
“The Chapel of Sacred Mirrors and the work of Alex Grey provide me with something so special that at times it leaves me breathless and awestruck as if God had appeared and provided the art Her-Him-self. ”
Alex Grey’s artworks bring together the tangible outer worlds investigated by scientists–full of molecules, bodies and stars–and the intangible visionary inner worlds– full of light, shadow and spiritual beings–known mainly to mystics.
Alex’s work, like all great transcendental art, is not merely symbolic or imaginary: it is a direct invitation to recognize and realize a deeper dimension of our very own being.
Mr. Grey’s paintings, as detailed and anatomically accurate as medical illustrations, present man as an archetypal being struggling toward cosmic unity…Grey’s vision of a flawed but perfectible mankind stands as an antidote to the cynicism and spiritual malaise prevalent in much contemporary art.
Alex Grey is making some of the most beautifully refined imagist work in the country today.