PHB Artist Spotlight: Alex and Allyson Grey
The work of Alex and Allyson Grey opens up the doorway to an underground world infused with psychedelic states of mind and a divine consciousness that is free from any existential artistic limitations; this dynamic duo is power-conscious, not power-hungry. They have spread their messages throughout live art for roughly thirty years, and Alex’s inspiration was initially sparked by his experience at Harvard’s department of mind/body medicine with various renowned doctors with whom he investigated healing energies. Alex began his first series of work circa the early 1970’s, and has since created vast amounts of visionary art that are representative of the heightened conscious vibrations that radiate from deep within the human body and soul, and our connections with the spiritual world. This artist’s psychedelic painter-in-crime and spouse, Allyson Grey, creates masterpieces that derive from transcendental roots and are highly influenced by three main factors of which she considers sacred: Chaos, Order, and Secret Writing – while Alex’s works also displays trends of transcendence, his work tends to be centered around themes of life and death amongst other natural human cycles.
The Grey’s are the founders of a project named CoSM, or Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, which is an art series comprised of pieces which “portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies”, as stated on the CoSM site. This chapel is a non-profit church supporting visionary culture and is located in Wappingers Falls, NY, and holds numerous events hosted by Alex and Allyson and featuring special guests. Over the next couple of months, the CoSM will be holding several events including an April Full Moon Gathering featuring Yheti followed by a Full Moon Workshop in the evening, an Art Church Easter Ceremony on April 5th, as well as multiple Full Moon Gatherings and Art Churches in the following months featuring musical performances. Here are some shots from the CoSM site:
You can view the official CoSM site and learn more about the chapel here:
To say that Alex and Allyson are fully booked for the upcoming couple of months is an incredible understatement, these two have an absurd amount of events that they are hosting and attending and will be accompanied by some talented musicians and special performances at some of the most breathtaking venues around the US. Amongst some of their events, the two will be performing at Revision @ Concord Hall in Chicago with Papadosio, Thriftworks, Sam Flores and Desert Dwellers on April 11th, then will appear at Bicycle Day on April 18th along with Beats Antique, Emancipator Ensemble, Thriftworks, Desert Dwellers and with visuals from Johnathon Singer. Also, the two will be accompanying the legendary Dave Tipper as he takes the stage of Red Rocks on May 16th. The Grey’s will then of course be gracing the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park with their talents from May 8th-10th to shake things up at the annual Purple Hatter’s Ball amongst headliners including Lotus and Nahko and Medicine for the PeopleThese events are only a few listed on Alex/Allyson’s websites, but you can check these out in more detail and learn about other shows/appearances on their official sites:
Alex Grey: http://alexgrey.com
Allyson Grey: http://allysongrey.com
You can also purchase tickets to the 2015 PHB at the Spirit of the Suwannee’s site.