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Alex Grey
January 30, 2005 10:34 AM   Subscribe

Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. Grey has been around for a long time but hasn't been linked here before. He has a new DVD out called World Spirit, which you can watch clips from online. [Via Future Hi.]
posted by homunculus (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Grey is also interviewed in a new movie about entheogens that's playing at Sundance.
posted by homunculus at 10:38 AM on January 30, 2005


hasn't been linked here before.

Actually he was mentioned here.
posted by homunculus at 10:45 AM on January 30, 2005


Alex is also, I must say, one of the sweetest, least pretentious, and well-balanced people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He's a real mensch, and reproductions of his work do not do it justice -- it's much more powerful when it's inches from your face.
posted by digaman at 10:56 AM on January 30, 2005


*most well-balanced, I meant to say
posted by digaman at 10:57 AM on January 30, 2005


it's much more powerful when it's inches from your face
especially when you're really high
posted by xowie at 11:20 AM on January 30, 2005


Great stuff, homunculus, thanks. This is quite awesome.
posted by madamjujujive at 4:29 PM on January 30, 2005


Alex is the man. What a friggin great artist. I had a shroom chocolate once while hanging out at his chapel. He's a really nice guy.
posted by VP_Admin at 5:45 PM on January 30, 2005


I saw a performance if his in SF a year and a half ago. I had no idea that he performed as well as painted. I was expecting it to be cheesy and dismissible, but was very deeply moved.
posted by eener at 5:48 PM on January 30, 2005


They have some great tribal drum sessions at Alex's place.
posted by VP_Admin at 5:48 PM on January 30, 2005


Ramiro Rodriguez is another good artist popularized by Tool.

Also, check out the Parabol/Parabola video Alex Grey worked on (featuring The Man and Tricky).
posted by trinarian at 6:37 PM on January 30, 2005


There's a few clips of Alex Grey in the trailer (~25mb, QT req.) for this new doco concerning psychedelics called Entheogen: Awakening the God Within, which will be opening at Sundance.
posted by Onanist at 7:46 PM on January 30, 2005


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