Lynda Benglis at Cheim and Read

Posted by The G on January 31, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by Lynda Benglis.

Lynda Benglis 2014

Lynda Benglis 2014

Lynda Benglis 2014

Lynda Benglis 2014

Lynda Benglis 2014

Lynda Benglis 2014

New Ceramic Works by Lynda Benglis will be on Exhibit Through February 15th, 2014 at Cheim & Read, located at 547 West 25th Street, NYC, in the Chelsea Gallery District.

“Land Scape” by David LaChapelle at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Posted by The G on January 30, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

Photos by G.  Art by David LaChapelle.

Land Scapes

Land Scapes

If you are a fan of the surrealistic photographs of David LaChapelle (not to be confused with the comedian whose name is similar but not and it’s unbelievable how many people mix the two up), you will also enjoy his latest exhibit “Land Scape” at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York.

Land Scapes

Land Scapes

The sites depicted in this exhibit are of gas stations and refineries and when you take a closer look, you will see that the objects that make up these structures are soda cans, straws and other items that typically spend more time on this planet in land fills than being useful items.

Land Scapes

Land Scapes

As always with Lachapelle’s works, the photos are very large and really must be seen in person to grasp detail of each work.  The opening night party was filled with LaChapelle’s admirers from Amanda Lepore to artist Mark Ryden.  It was quite a scene.

Land Scapes

Land Scapes

Despite being pretty mobbed, David LaChapelle was extremely nice to everyone and even posed for a photo with yours truly.  Thanks David!

David LaChappelle and Geoffrey Dicker 2014

David LaChappelle and Geoffrey Dicker 2014

David LaChapelle’s “Land Scape” will be on view through March 1st, 2014 at Paul Kasmin Gallery, Located on the corner of Tenth Avenue and 27th Street.

Video: “All Eyes On You” live by St. Lucia

Posted by The G on January 29, 2014 under G Videos | Comments are off for this article

Video and Photos by G.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia

Jean-Philip Grobler, known by his stage name St. Lucia, is a South-African-born and Brooklyn-based musician.  Ahead of a tour opening for Foster The People in 2014, St. Lucia played four sold out shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg, respectively.  I attended the finale of the 4 at Bowery Ballroom on January 19, 2014.

Jean-Philip Grobler of St. Lucia

Jean-Philip Grobler of St. Lucia

One of the highlights of the set (in addition to the super cool and trippy visuals that will be perfect on the same bill as Foster the People) was the song “All Eyes On You” which you can see below by pressing play!  There is no doubt you’ll be hearing a lot more from St. Lucia in 2014 and beyond.

St Lucia

St Lucia

St Lucia

St Lucia

Jean-Philip Grobler of St Lucia and Geoffrey Dicker

Jean-Philip Grobler of St Lucia and Geoffrey Dicker

Thanks Jean-Philip!  Best of luck to you!

 

 

Video: “Yellow Gold” Live and Acoustic by Andy Allo

Posted by The G on January 28, 2014 under Encounters with G, G Reviews, G Videos | Comments are off for this article

HD Video by G.

On January 27, 2014, Cameroonian-born singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist, model, and actress Andy Allo performed her first ever solo show in New York at Mercury Lounge in the Lower East Side.  Fans braved the freezing temperatures only to have our hearts melted by Andy Allo’s smooth and very beautiful voice.  She performed songs from her debut album “Unfresh,” a cover of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” as well as tracks from her latest offering, “Superconductor,” a record that featured some help from the Voldemort of funk – Prince.  Typically when Prince produces an artist, he brings out their best, but I can honestly say after seeing Andy Allo live, she is WAY better off without a little help from her friends.  Her voice is incredible and her songs work better stripped down acoustically than they do featuring purple production.  Like the Harry Potter universe did with Voldemort, Allo did not need to speak his name throughout her show and as a result, we were all able to fall in love with Andy Allo for her gift of song and not for her famous friends.

Check out an acoustic performance of her standout track “Yellow Gold” by clicking PLAY.

There’s no word if the Purple Police will come after me for posting this video, but if they do, I will comply and then write an article which will hopefully go viral about what a horrible person and business man Prince is… and boy, do I have stories I could tell.  Not a threat, just a fact.  He may be a control freak over his intellectual property, but he’s got nothing over mine.  He may dress like a Jehovah’s Witness, but the similarities end there, I assure you!   🙂

Thanks for a great night Andy!

Andy Allo and Geoffrey Dicker

Andy Allo and Geoffrey Dicker

Andy Allo Setlist at Mercury Lounge.  Now property of the G Archives.

Andy Allo Setlist at Mercury Lounge. Now property of the G Archives.

 

Video: “Miracle” live by Sir Sly

Posted by The G on January 27, 2014 under Encounters with G, G Videos | Comments are off for this article

Video and photos by G.

Hot new band alert!  Los Angeles’ Sir Sly heated up an otherwise chilly winter in New York recently and when they opened for St. Lucia at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on January 19, 2014, one of the highlights was “Miracle.”  Check it out and best of luck to Sir Sly!

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