A Portrait of According2g by Carl ‘Screwtape’ Paoli

Posted by The G on March 23, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photo and art by Carl “Screwtape” Paoli.

According2g by Carl Paoli

According2g by Carl Paoli

Wow!  What an honor to be immortalized by the amazing artist Carl ‘Screwtape’ Paoli.  Carl is a jack of all trades who has found success in Hollywood as a stuntman, is a film-maker and documentarian and he’s also an artist whose work has been shown in the streets as well as galleries all over the world.  He presented me with a painting of myself this weekend and I am both thankful and humbled to be painted by such a great talent.  Please visit his website (link will open in a new window) and follow him on Instagram at IM_Screwtape.  He often posts time-lapse videos that document his paintings and they will blow your mind.   Thanks again Screwtape!!!  I am so honored!

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“naturalhistory” by Richard Butler at Freight + Volume

Posted by The G on March 20, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Richard Butler.

Richard Butler - naturalhistory

Richard Butler – naturalhistory

Richard Butler leads quite a busy life.  When he is not out on tour with his band The Psychedelic Furs, he is an accomplished painter, whose 3rd solo exhibit “naturalhistory” opens at Freight + Volume in New York on March 20, 2015.

Partial Gallery View

“naturalhistory”

If you follow this site (and I thank you kindly for your patronage), you are familiar both with Richard’s music, as well as his first two exhibits “hypochondriacatthegrammercyparkhotel” and  “ahatfulofrain” (Click on the hyperlinks and they will open in a new window).

Partial Gallery View

Partial Gallery View

In “naturalhistory,” Richard Butler again draws inspiration from his family, most notably his daughter Maggie, who is pictured below.

Maggie and Richard Butler at the opening night reception

Maggie and Richard Butler at the opening night reception

You can see the progression in Richard’s work as his paintings have evolved from being dark and fetishistic to paintings of a much more contemplative nature in his quest to show the viewer the emotion that hides behind the facade.

Richard Butler - naturalhistory

Richard Butler – naturalhistory

I had a nice chat with Richard at the opening for “naturalhistory” and the moment was captured by the amazing photographer Derek Storm.  You can see photos from the opening night party on Derek’s website.  The link will open in a new window.  I encourage you to take a look around his site because coming from someone that sees and does a ton of stuff, Derek definitely finds himself at the right place and the right time a lot.  RESPECT!

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Richard Butler – naturalhistory

Back to Richard Butler.  “naturalhistory” by Richard Butler is showing at Freight + Volume, located at 530 West 24th Street in New York, through April 11, 2015.  Don’t miss it!

The Psychedelic Furs are also going to be hitting the road again in May 2015, and you can find out their tour dates on their official site.

“Layers of Life” by Tali Lennox at Catherine Ahnell Gallery

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Photos by G.  Art by Tali Lennox.

"Layers of Life" by Tali Lennox

“Layers of Life” by Tali Lennox

Prior to her exhibit “Layers of Life” at the Catherine Ahnell Gallery in New York (which opens to the public on March 20, 2015), artist Tali Lennox already has an impressive resume.  In her early 20s, Tali Lennox has had a successful modeling career and she’s also the daughter of one of my favorite singers of all time, Annie Lennox of Eurythmics.  Don’t let those impressive credentials fool you into thinking her art is a vanity project that is only made possible because of her fame.

Layers of Life by Tali Lennox

Layers of Life by Tali Lennox

In “Layers of Life,” Tali Lennox reacts to the social media generation by creating a series of ‘selfies,’ but instead of hiding behind a computer to express herself as so many of us do, Tali has used paint and canvas as the medium.  To be so young and to be such a deep thinker is very impressive and this is expressed perfectly in her work.

Layers of Life by Tali Lennox

Layers of Life by Tali Lennox

Like with things we post online, we can only judge what we see in that moment and what happens before and after is a mystery.  It would be fascinating to hear mother and daughter discuss their thoughts on this topic in relation to the iconic images they’ve been a part of.  And if Tali or Annie are reading this, I volunteer to conduct said discussion.

Tali Lennox poses in front of her work at the "Layers of Life" opening.

Tali Lennox poses in front of her work at the “Layers of Life” opening.

I spoke with Tali at the opening night reception for “Layers of Life” and she was kind enough to pose in front of one of her works.  She was embodying the emotion in her painting, hence her covering up her absolutely gorgeous face.  You can see exactly what I mean after the jump.

Congratulations to Tali Lennox on a great exhibit and I have no doubt that we will be hearing her name a lot in the years to come.

“Layers of Life” by Tali Lennox is showing at Catherine Ahnell Gallery, located at 66 Grand Street in New York, through April 19, 2015.

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“Horizon” by Julian Lennon at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

Posted by The G on March 14, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos of Julian Lennon’s photos by G.

Horizon by Julian Lennon at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York

Horizon by Julian Lennon at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York

Julian Lennon (yes, THAT Julian Lennon) has an amazing new exhibit of his photography on display at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York.

Horizon by Julian Lennon at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York

Horizon by Julian Lennon at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery in New York

The images were captured by Julian Lennon during visits to remote parts of Kenya and Ethiopia with his organization The White Feather Foundation in collaboration with Charity: Water.

Extreme close up

Extreme close up

The photos are sure to take your mind on a journey, as the photos focus on the desperate need for food and water resources to be made available across the world.

Julian Lennon - Horizon

Julian Lennon – Horizon

“Horizon” by Julian Lennon is on display at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery through May 3, 2015.  For more information, click here.

“Phone Calls From Leviathans” by Joseph Arthur at Amy Li Projects

Posted by The G on March 13, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Joseph Arthur.

"Phone Calls From Leviathans" by Joseph Arthur at Amy Li Projects in New York

“Phone Calls From Leviathans” by Joseph Arthur at Amy Li Projects in New York

The term “renaissance man” gets thrown around a lot and most times, the people in question do not live up to such a compliment.  Joseph Arthur far exceeds that title and if he wasn’t so unbelievably cool to talk to and humble, his ability to be a genius in so many disciplines is so awe inspiring that it’s almost impossible not to feel puzzled that a person can be so gifted in so many ways.  His latest exhibit “Phone Calls From Leviathans” at Amy Li Projects in New York mixes soul, spirituality and psychedelia and the results are, for lack of a better term, genius.

Phone Calls From Leviathans by Joseph Arthur

Phone Calls From Leviathans by Joseph Arthur

At the opening night party, which was held on March 12, 2015, Joseph Arthur made one of the best entrances I’ve ever seen at an art opening (and you already know from this site I’ve been to hundreds, if not thousands, of art openings).  With a speaker the size of a small donut tied around his jacket bumping some tunes, Joe strolled into his exhibit literally wearing the new D’Angelo album “Black Messiah.”  Perhaps it was one of those “you had to be there” moments, but even in thinking of it, I have a huge smile on my face.

White Messiah - Joseph Arthur.

White Messiah – Joseph Arthur.

If you are unfamiliar with Joe’s work, I urge you to fix that immediately.  He’s a prolific and accomplished singer, songwriter, poet, multi-instrumentalist, Grammy nominee, artist and most of all – a really super cool guy.  Take a stroll through his website (link will open in new window) and you will see that there is little that Joseph Arthur cannot do.  If you’re one of my LA peeps, I urge you to check out even more new works from Joe on April 8, 2015 at Gallery Go (please RSVP to info@gallerygola.com) at 947 W. La Cienega Blvd. in West Hollywood.

Partial gallery view.

Partial gallery view.

“Phone Calls From Leviathans” is now showing at Amy Li Projects (located at 166 Mott Street) in Manhattan through May 3, 2015.  Don’t miss it.

Great to see you again Joe and congratulations!

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