It’s been an exciting week for the New York City art scene with major events including the Armory Show, Japan Week, but there’s also something else: the debut of Art on A, a new punk-rock themed gallery in the East Village. Capturing the essence of the style that has been influential in music, fashion, and attitude, the gallery’s inaugural show is one called Murphy’s Law based on the name of a punk-rock group based in New York City.
The exhibition features work by band members Dr Zian Saxon (banjo player), Raven (saxaphone player), and their tour manager Kelly Forsyth, who has been practicing art for the past 10 years and offers several drawings in the show.
Dr Zian Saxon works with sculpture and metal and is originally from Wales. The inspiration from his art comes from growing up in the shadow of the town castle and the influences of historic battles. He is an adept MIG and TIG welder, and uses his tools to create his apocalyptic and carnival-style objects.
His work has been seen in The Natural History Museum, HBO’s Game of Thrones, The Museum of Mathematics, The David Zwirner Gallery, and Macy’s (animatronics, 2013 holiday windows).
Raven offers several caricature drawings in the show that are inspired by people he meets in everyday life including on the music and cultural scene. Raven is a true icon to the New York City music scene and plays everything from R&B and rock and roll to jazz. At Art on A, 24 Avenue A (between 2nd and 3rd streets), though Apr. 17.