Artist Reception: December 12th, 5-8pm
Press Preview: 3-5pm
Exhibition Dates: December 12th - 31
Dorian Grey Gallery, 437 East 9th Street @ Ave A.
Following sell out shows in London and Tokyo, December 12th 2013 sees London street artist STIK’s New York debut showcase at the Dorian Grey Gallery featuring the study works from a 50 foot high mural sited on Thompkins Square right across the street from the gallery.
The giant mural, dubbed ‘Liberty’ by locals, appeared over-night on Thompkin’s Square New York this fall. Created by once-homeless British street artist STIK on the corner of Avenue A and 9th Street on Manhattan’s lower east side, this deceptively simple stick figure raises one arm in a plaintive gesture of solidarity to the artists, activists and outsiders who have occupied Thompkins Square over the years.
The gallery exhibition is a showcase of the vibrant preparatory works that went into creating the mural. Canvas work, drawings, printed material and sculptural work in copper and granite bring depth to this site specific and visually arresting exhibit.
The gallery exclusively host’s STIK’s long awaited print release ‘Liberty’ and also launches political journal ‘The Bottled Wasp Pocket Diary 2014’ which features STIK’s cover art.
“Unless you’ve been walking around London with your eyes closed you’ll be familiar with street artist Stik” - Time Out
“One of the capital’s most influential street artists” –Evening Standard
To preview the exhibition please visit: www.doriangreygallery.com or for Press Previews: call Christopher Pusey: 516 244 4126