Exhibition Dates : September 18th - October 5th, 2014
MODERN ARTISTS PUT PEDAL TO THE METAL AT
“STRADA VELOCE: ITALIAN AUTOMOTIVE EXCELLENCE MEETS ART OF THE STREET ” EXHIBIT
OPENING SEPTEMBER 18th @ DORIAN GREY GALLERY IN NYC’S EAST VILLAGE
Brooklyn Street Art
Art Nerd New York
Reception Date: September 18
Cutting-Edge Luxury Car Customizer & Furniture Designer Joe “MAC” LaPadula, Includes Contributions by Renowned Artists CRASH, Nick Walker, COPE2, Meres One,
and Stephen Lack
Dorian Grey Gallery announces its latest exhibition, “STRADA VELOCE.” A fusion of Italian automotive excellence and inventive re-purposing, the show features exotic automotive accessories refashioned as functional furniture and art. Creative visionary Joe “MAC” LaPadula of Martino Auto Concepts transformed high performance auto parts into stunning, purposeful, art - Ferrari brake calipers morphed into desk lamps, Lamborghini tire rims converted into custom side tables. Other unique auto-centric works of art include a hand- painted F430 Ferrari Art Car by world-renowned graffiti artist John “CRASH” Matos, as well as a stencil-painted Ferrari hood by UK street art Phenom Nick Walker.
“STRADA VELOCE” will debut at Dorian Grey Gallery, nestled in the heart of the East Village. Dorian Grey Gallery (DGG) is a dynamic retail venue geared at showcasing both established and emerging artists, presenting a diverse selection of exemplary art in an intimate and informative environment. DGG is a collaborative venture between veteran art dealers Christopher Pusey and Luis Accorsi. DGG is located at 437 East 9th Street @ Avenue A. Tel: 516-244-4126 or 917 855 2887. Website: www.doriangreygallery.com
New York born, Bronx raised artist John “Crash” Matos has been enmeshed in the New York art scene since the 1970’s. His career started with the painting of entire subway cars and wall murals on buildings throughout New York City. Thirty years later, and after hundreds of international gallery / museum exhibitions, CRASH’s latest project embraces the very essence of automotive luxury: Ferrari.
artist Nick Walker
A forerunner of the 1980’s British graffiti movement, Nick was one of the first artists to incorporate stencils into graffiti art. Nick’s influential and humorous installments have garnered him international fame. He is credited as a key influence on Banksy’s work and his trademark character, a bowler-hatted gentleman 'vandal' was featured in a music video by the Black Eyed Peas.
artist Meres One
Meres is the founder and creator of 5Pointz Aerosol Art Center, an outdoor art exhibit space in Long Island City, New York. Dubbed by many as the world’s “graffiti Mecca”, 5Pointz attracted renowned aerosol artists from around the globe to create vibrant installments of art on the walls of a 200,000-square-foot factory building.
Bronx born graffiti master Fernando “COPE2” Carlos’ distinctive style catapulted him from the streets of the South Bronx to international recognition. COPE2 has been commissioned by Time magazine, Converse, and Adidas. He recently collaborated with Derek Jeter to produce graffiti memorabilia sportswear.
artist Stephen Lack
A noted Canadian painter and film actor, Stephen is known for his abstract oil and acrylic images. Stephen’s artistic style has been labeled Neo-Expressionist and his work has acquired him numerous awards including the National Endowment for the Arts in 1987 and 1993, and the Canada Council for the Arts in 1991.
artist Joe MAC Lapadula (Martino Auto Concepts)
Martino Auto Concepts, the benchmark of the industry, has become synonymous with customized automotive excellence and unparalleled dedication to the artistry of this craft for over 30 years. Partners Joe Lapadula & Jon Holzer have long pursued the most creative automotive projects for a very discerning clientele out of their Glen Cove, Long Island headquarters, including recent collaborations with cutting-edge emerging artists and the biggest names in the world of graffiti and street art.
Sal Cataldi and Jacky Agudelo at Cataldi PR 212-244-9797, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Christopher Pusey at DGG, 516-244-4126, firstname.lastname@example.org