It's important for an artist to explore different styles, which is why Picasso moved from more classical figurative art to the shattered Cubist images of his later work, and also why Jerry Levine agreed to do Teen Wolf. For diverse house enhancers that aren't anyone's sidekick, check out The Art of Dang. From a Portlander whose influences include artists as diverse as Ralph Steadman and Gustav Klimt, Dang rocks prints mashing up street, fine, 'n abstract art in part to explore "how different ingredients interact and create unique relationships and outcomes", which means if he just added mediocre pop rock he'd have an awesome OK Go! video. Killer works include: Illustration: Dang reps poster-ish prints like American Gumminators, with a couple of candy bears jousting with q-tips, or Authority and Rebellion sporting a stylized winged crest and an upraised fist above a red tie, which's what you get when you anger the dude with the highest career batting average ever. Abstract: Using flowing gestural figures and crosshatched grids, Dang delivers less-literal works like the world-blurred-though-a-screen-door-ish gridscape, or untitled building inspired by Detroit's post-industrial architecture, which seems unfair, given the sweet tram in the airport. Verge: A recurring character in several works, Verge's a placid two-haired gent beneath a speech bubble filled with anything from a cassette tape in Verge reminisces about mix tapes to flames in Verge loves fire, which's unfortunate considering the WNBA folded in 2002. Wait, it was just the Fire? Whatever, same difference. While you can pick up Dang prints on stretched canvas or plywood backing, you can also score many of the works on iPhone covers and t-shirts, because as Stiles will tell you, the only way to be a truly great artist is through shameless merchandising.