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

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

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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Rude and Reckless/Musicians at Steven Kasher Gallery

Posted by The G on July 22, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos of other people’s photos by G.

Laura Levine, Rude and Reckless

Laura Levine: Musicians / Rude and Reckless: Punk, Post-Punk Graphics 1976 - 1982. Now showing at Steven Kasher Gallery in NYC through August 19, 2011

Fans of the modern golden age of music will not want to miss two great exhibits showing simultaneously at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York.  First up is “Musicians” by Laura Levine.  On display, you’ll see rarely seen photos of musical legends from The Clash and Joey Ramone to Boy George, Madonna, Siouxsie Sioux, Bjork and Run DMC.

Laura Levine - Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox by Laura Levine

In the other portion of the exhibit, Rude and Reckless: Punk, Post-Punk Graphics 1976-82, you’ll see rock and roll posters and ephemera from some of the best bands and singers to ever grace the stage including David Bowie, The Sex Pistols, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, The Stranglers, The Cure and Joy Division.

Partial Gallery View

Madonna by Laura Levine

 

Partial Gallery View

Both exhibits are showing until August 19, 2011 at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York (located at 521 West 23rd Street) so don’t miss your chance to see so many great rock and roll artifacts housed in one place!

Happy Birthday, Shane MacGowan

Posted by The G on December 25, 2010 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

From Left: Lou Reed, Gavin Friday, Bono, Shane MacGowan

From Left: Lou Reed, Gavin Friday, Bono, Shane MacGowan

Happy Birthday to Shane MacGowan, lead singer of The Pogues.  Also born on December 25:  Jesus Christ (Lord and Savior for a lot of people), Annie Lennox (lead singer of Eurythmics and savior of a lot of children afflicted with AIDS due to her SING campaign), Rickey Henderson (baseball player), Cab Calloway (dancer), Humphrey Bogart (actor), Carlos Castaneda (writer), Conrad Hilton (business tycoon), Rod Serling (Twilight Zone creator), Anwar Sadat (Politician) and Sir Isaac Newton (scientist).  What a day to be born!

Happy birthday to all and merry X-mess!

G’s Top Albums of the Decade (Part 2)

Posted by The G on December 19, 2009 under G Reviews | 2 Comments to Read

G's top albums of the decade - Part 2.

G's top albums of the decade - Part 2.

Here’s the long awaited second installment of my favorite albums of the decade. It’s hard to see from the above picture, but I was fortunate enough to get 7 out of these 9 albums autographed (the two exceptions are Radiohead and MGMT), and I saw all of these bands/singers live on the tours promoting these albums.  Thanks universe!  Again, these are not in order because I love them all. Read more after the jump.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Night Two

Posted by The G on October 31, 2009 under G Reviews | 4 Comments to Read

All photos by G.

Last night, at the first of two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York, my mind was blown with seeing some amazing artists performing some amazing duets.  Tonight, my head exploded!  Because there is so much to absorb, please settle for an abbreviated review and a few pictures.

Over the course of a much shorter show (4 hours instead of 6), history was made again.  Tom Hanks introduced the show and first act Jerry Lee Lewis (who sang Great Balls of Fire).  Aretha Franklin then took the stage and sang New York, New York plus Respect and then was joined on stage by Annie Lennox for Chain of Fools.  Lenny Kravitz then joined for Think.  Jeff Beck played some killer guitar next and was joined on stage by Sting and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top.  Beck finished off his set with an amazing instrumental version of A Day In The Life by The Beatles.  Metallica went on next and they were joined by Lou Reed (for Sweet Jane and White Light/White Heat); Ozzy Ozbourne for Paranoid and Ray Davies of the Kinks for You Really Got Me and All Day and All of the Night.  Before exiting, a killer rendition of Queen’s Stone Cold Crazy and Metallica’s own Enter Sandman was played.  Finally, U2 took the stage and played Vertigo, Beautiful Day before being joined by the biggest surprises of the night – Bruce Springsteen (for I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For).  Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen and U2 played Because The Night, but did several takes to get the lyrics right.  The Black Eyed Peas joined next for a medley of Mysterious Ways and Where is The Love.  The Peas exited the stage but Fergie stayed and started singing the opening bars to Gimmie Shelter, the Rolling Stones classic.  All of a sudden, Mick Jagger emerged to sing the song!  They also did U2’s Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of.  It was a night of magic!

UPDATE:  Here’s the set list:

Jerry Lee Lewis:
Great Balls of Fire

Aretha Franklin:
Baby, I Love You
Don’t Play That Song
Make Them Hear You

Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox:
Chain of Fools

Aretha Franklin:
New York, New York

Aretha Franklin and Lenny Kravitz:
Think

Aretha Franklin:
Respect

Jeff Beck:
Drown in My Own Tears

Jeff Beck and Sting:
People Get Ready

Jeff Beck:
Freeway Boogie
Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers

Buddy Guy with Jeff Beck:
Let Me Love You

Jeff Beck:
Big Block
Rice Pudding

Billy Gibbons and Jeff Beck:
Rough Boy

Jeff Beck and Billy Gibbons:
Foxy Lady

Jeff Beck:
A Day in the Life

Metallica:
For Whom the Bell Tolls
One
Turn the Page

Metallica and Lou Reed:
Sweet Jane
White Light/ White Heat

Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne:
Iron Man
Paranoid

Metallica and Ray Davies:
You Really Got Me
All Day and All of the Night

Metallica:
Stone Cold Crazy
Enter Sandman

U2
Vertigo
Magnificent

U2, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith with Roy Bittan:
Because the Night

U2 and Bruce Springsteen with Roy Bittan:
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

U2 and Black Eyed Peas:
Mysterious Ways/Where Is the Love/One

U2, Mick Jagger, Fergie and Will.i.am:
Gimme Shelter

U2 and Mick Jagger:
Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of

U2:
Beautiful Day

A severely edited version of the show will air on HBO in November, but for now, some pictures after the jump.

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