“Art Fare” by Andy Freeberg at Andrea Meislen Gallery

Posted by The G on July 2, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos of Andy Freeberg’s photos by G.

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

“Art Fare” by Andy Freeberg at Andrea Meislen Gallery in New York is so great!  When I first saw his works, I thought they were set up, which would have still made me love this exhibit, but after speaking with the artist at the opening night reception, I learned that he caught these amazing scenes as they happened.

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

Freeberg attended major art fares and was able to capture gallerists, art aficionados and workers in intimate moments setting up their shows, or in most cases – completely ignoring everything except their cell phones!  SO GOOD!!!!    Of course, it would be better if it weren’t this way, but it is and nobody wants to admit it.  But lucky there are people out there like Andy Freeberg who exposes it and shows the world how ridiculous it looks to be in an iPhone coma, especially when you are surrounded by gorgeous works of art.

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

Andy Freeberg - Art Fare

Andy Freeberg – Art Fare

Do not miss this great show!  “Art Fare” by Andy Freeberg is showing at Andrea Meislen Gallery in New York (located at 534 West 24th Street) through August 8, 2014.

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“Power Tripping” by Anthony Lister at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on July 1, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Anthony Lister.

Lister

Lister

New York!  Head over to Jonathan Levine Gallery to check out two interesting exhibits:  “Unforeseeable” by Rafael Silveira (covered here) and “Power Tripping” by Australian street artist Anthony Lister.  If you’re a long time reader of the site (and I thank you for your patronage), you’re familiar with Lister’s work both on the streets and in the galleries.

Anthony Lister

Anthony Lister

There are at least 30 works in “Power Tripping” and Lister has painted frames on the walls.  Photos do not do justice to his works, so I urge you to check out this exhibit in person.  Part expressionism, part Basquiat, Lister also combines using oil with spray paint, keeping it real with his street art roots.

Partial gallery view.

Partial gallery view.

Anthony Lister’s exhibit “Power Tripping,” as well as “Unforeseeable” by Rafael Silveira are showing  at Jonathan Levine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor) in New York through July 26, 2014.

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“Unforeseeable” by Rafael Silveira at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on June 30, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Rafael Silveira.

Rafael Silveira

Rafael Silveira

Brazillian artist Rafael Silveira has just opened his debut exhibit “Unforeseeable” at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York.  His art combines classical painting with a twist of surreal imagery.

Rafael Silveira

Rafael Silveira

I loved the ornate frames and I loved the Travis Louie meets Mark Ryden absurdest characters in his paintings such as the Popsicle girl featured above.  Silveira says that he was inspired by walking around in his native Brazil where he encounters the bizarre and preposterous on a daily basis.  I can totally relate!

Rafael Silveira

Rafael Silveira

“Unforeseeable” by Rafael Silveira is showing concurrently with Anthony Lister’s also great exhibit
“Power Tripping,” (more on that one soon).  Both shows are at Jonathan Levine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor) in New York through July 26, 2014.

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RIP, Meshach Taylor

Posted by The G on June 29, 2014 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.

Meshach Taylor

Meshach Taylor

Sad news out of Hollywood.  Actor Meshach Taylor has died from cancer.  I met Meshach several times during the height of his run as Anthony on “Designing Women,” and he was always extremely nice towards his fans.  As you can see above, he had a beautiful autograph too.  Rest easy Meshach!  Thanks for all the laughs you’ve given us!

“Always Shameless” by Eugenio Merino at Unix Gallery

Posted by The G on June 27, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Eugenio Merino.

Always Shameless by Eugenio Merino

Francisco Franco by Eugenio Merino

New York!  Head over to Unix Gallery to see a great and controversial exhibit by Spanish artist Eugenio Merino entitled “Always Shameless.”  In the exhibit he takes the bodies of world dictators and preserves their bodies not in a cryogenics chamber, but instead inside a Coca-Cola refrigerator.  Genius!

Always Shameless by Eugenio Merino

Always Shameless by Eugenio Merino

Merino has been under fire in his native Spain several times for his depiction of Fransisco Franco and twice has been had to go to court to defend his freedom of speech and twice has been victorious!  Go Eugenio!!!

Always Shameless by Eugenio Merino

Always Shameless by Eugenio Merino

“Always Shameless” by Eugenio Merino is showing at Unix Gallery (located at 532 West 24th Street) in Manhattan through July 12, 2014.

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