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!

“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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“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.

Chris Moon’s Debut US Exhibit “Carousel”

Posted by The G on March 6, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Chris Moon.

Partial Gallery View of "Carousel" by Chris Moon

Partial Gallery View of “Carousel” by Chris Moon

He’s already an art star in his native United Kingdom and now artist Chris Moon has taken a trip across the pond to debut his first US exhibit, an Armory Week related popup show entitled “Carousel.”

Chris Moon

Chris Moon

The exhibit is showing at 164 11th Avenue, one of the last pre-war buildings to be used as an art studio in Chelsea.  The building will be torn down shortly after the exhibit. Moon lived and worked in this building for 3 months creating this exhibit.  The carousel located in the neighboring Chelsea Piers appears repeatedly in the paintings – a symbolic gesture of Moon’s ability to incorporate his surroundings into his work.
"Carousel" by Chris Moon

“Carousel” by Chris Moon

I encourage you to click on these pictures to see clearer images, because there is a lot of detail that is not necessarily readily seen.  I spent quite a while looking at his works at the opening night reception, and upon each glance, I kept noticing different things.

Email from Chris Moon.  Click to enlarge.

Email from Chris Moon. Click to enlarge.

Enlarge this image by clicking on it to read an email from Chris Moon that talks about the evolution of “Carousel.”  Chris Moon counts Michael Fassbender, Sir Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran and According2g as fans.  Once you see his work, you will be too.

“A New Republic” by Kehinde Wiley at Brooklyn Museum

Posted by The G on March 5, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Kehinde Wiley.

A New Republic by Kehinde Wiley

A New Republic by Kehinde Wiley

I like Kehinde Wiley’s work.  He explores race, gender and politics in his works, which at times appears to be a giant eff-you to the stiff old white people that are running the art world.  His exhibit “A New Republic” at the Brooklyn Museum, is an impressive body of work highlighting his 14 years in the art world.

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

With over 60 works of art in the show, what is most striking are the size of the of canvases.  As you walk into the show, you enter the “church of Kehinde Wiley,” if you will, by seeing a handful of his works on stained glass coupled with some paintings.

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

As you enter the second gallery, there are dozens of massive, and I mean massive, paintings.  Each work has so much detail and the backgrounds of each painting have a lot going on, even if you are not crazy about the subject matter, you cannot help but being wowed.

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

Is that Michael Jackson on on that horse?  Why yes it is!

Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

“A New Republic” by Kehinde Wiley is showing at the Brooklyn Museum until May 24, 2015.  Check it out!

Partial Gallery View

Partial Gallery View

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