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Alex Grey was born in Columbus, Ohio on November 29, 1953 (Sagittarius), the middle child of a gentle middle-class couple. His father was a graphic designer and encouraged his son's drawing ability. Young Alex would collect insects and dead animals from the suburban neighborhood and bury them in the back yard. The themes of death and transcendence weave throughout his artworks, from the earliest drawings to later performances, paintings and sculpture. He went to the Columbus College of Art and Design for two years (1971-73), then dropped out and painted billboards in Ohio for a year (73-74). Grey then attended the Boston Museum School for one year, to study with the conceptual artist, Jay Jaroslav.

At the Boston Museum School he met his wife, the artist, Allyson Rymland Grey. During this period he had a series of entheogenically induced mystical experiences that transformed his agnostic existentialism to a radical transcendentalism. The Grey couple would trip together on LSD. Alex then spent five years at Harvard Medical School working in the Anatomy department studying the body and preparing cadavers for dissection. He also worked at Harvard's department of Mind/Body Medicine with Dr. Herbert Benson and Dr. Joan Borysenko conducting scientific experiments to investigate subtle healing energies. Alex's anatomical training prepared him for painting the Sacred Mirrors (explained below) and for doing medical illustration. When doctors saw his Sacred Mirrors, they asked him to do illustration work.

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ALEX GREY & ALLYSON GREY FEAT VISUALS BY ANDROID JONES


with music by:


BUREAU OF SABOTAGE
feat Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Co.), Aron Magner (the Disco Biscuits), Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation) and John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra)

PLUS

OTT
Papadosio
Phaeleh
Govinda
Andreilien
Eliot Lipp
MiHKAL
Templo
Little John


Wednesday April 19th @ the Midway
900 Marin St, San Francisco CA

also:

A PANEL DISCUSSION INCLUDING ALEX GREY, ALLYSON GREY, AND MORE
VISUALS BY JOHNATHAN SINGER
SPECIAL PROP 215 FRIENDLY SECTION
TRIBE 13 ART GALLERY
BLOTTER MUSEUM BY MARK MCCLOUD
ANTHONY WARD FLOWER INSTALLATIONS
VIP EXPERIENCE

+ Much More

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