Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ray Oglesby @ Accola Griefen Gallery (inaugural exhibition)

On September 8, the funky plywood shapes of Ray Oglesby will baptize the launch of Accola Griefen Gallery, the latest white-walled space to join the Chelsea scene. This exhibition also marks the first full-scale solo exhibition for the artist. Oglesby, a Queens native, worked anonymously on numerous large-scale murals and graffiti pieces throughout the city in the late 1980s. The linear styles in Oglesby's recent work retain his underground past, yet a new life form is created by summoning these constructs into the third dimension. Through the words of Oglesby himself: "I make use of disembodied shapes and the idea of the wall as frame, which relate to the phenomena of 1980's graffiti in New York City when, through layer upon layer, thousands of voices condensed into an almost indecipherable cacophony of color, line, form and chaos."

Swing by the new gallery on 27th Street, check out the show and let us know what you think.

"Grey One," Acrylic on birch plywood, 91" x 45" x 12" 2008

"Triple," Acrylic on birch plywood, 31" x 39" x 2.25" 2009

Accola Griefen Gallery (
547 W 27th Street #634 (between 10th & 11th Ave)
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibition open September 8 - October 15, 2011
Public reception: Thursday, September 15, 6-9pm

"Blueberry," Acrylic on birch plywood, 443" x 105.25" x 1.5" 2010

"Fun on Sundays" acrylic on birch plywood, 39" x 82.5" x 1.75" 2010

"Cary Grant," Acrylic on maple plywood, 46" x 48" x 1/2" 2008

"Red Circle," Acrylic on birch plywood, 23" x 27" x 3/4" 2010

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Contact Accola Griefen Gallery: (646) 532-3488 or info(at)

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