Videos: Mark & Paul Kostabi Jam with Kostabeat and Contact High

Posted by The G on April 21, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy, G Videos | Read the First Comment

Photos, Videos and Words by G.

From Left to Right: Paul Kostabi, Tony Esposito, Mark Kostabi

From Left to Right: Paul Kostabi, Tony Esposito, Mark Kostabi

On April 19, 2015, composer, painter, sculptor and all around good guy, Mark Kostabi hosted a Sunday morning jam session at Dillon Gallery in New York.  The show was an unofficial warm up jam for his show with Kostabeat (featuring Tony Esposito) at The Cutting Room in New York on April 21, 2015 (Tickets are available at this link, which will open in a new window).

Art by Mark Kostabi

Art by Mark Kostabi

The vibe was electric for the event and art works by both Mark and Paul Kostabi were prominently featured throughout the gallery.

Sparkl by Paul Kostabi

Sparkl by Paul Kostabi

Here’s a video of Kostabeat performing “Kalimba.”  The band features Mark Kostabi, Paul Kostabi (from White Zombie), Mollie Israel (The Lost Patrol), Paul Nowinski (Les Paul, Keith Richards and Rickie Lee Jones), Tony Esposito and Keith LeBlanc (Annie Lennox and Seal).

Mark Kostabi April 2015

Mark Kostabi April 2015

Watching Kostabeat could have been more than enough, but as a bonus, we were treated to a set by artist and musician Scott Putesky, who you might remember as Daisy Berkowitz from the classic line up of Marilyn Manson.  He warmed us up with  a cover of the Pixies’ “Wave of Mutilation.”

Scott Putesky

Scott Putesky

Paul Kostabi

Paul Kostabi

In addition to the great music, I got to sample a new and delicious cocktail that just launched called Maven, which is a wine infused vodka drink!  It’s available in both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and it’s delicious!!!

Maven Cocktails

Maven Cocktails

And before the event was over, Mark & Paul Kostabi switched it up musically and sat in with the band Contact High.  A video is below.

 

Thanks to Mark for the invite to this rare and intimate jam session!

If you liked what you saw here, make sure you see Kostabeat at the Cutting Room in New York on April 21, 2015.  Tickets are available here (link will open in new window).

Evolution of Melancholy by Per Fronth

Posted by The G on October 8, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Per Fronth.

Evolution of Melancholy by Per Fronth. Now showing at Dillon Gallery in New York through November 6, 2010.

Dillon Gallery in New York is celebrating the work of Norwegian artist Per Fronth in his latest solo show “Evolution of Melancholy.”  Fronth is known for enormous canvases that detail the plight of the human condition.  The last 12 months have been extra special for Per Fronth as a self titled book of his work has recently been published and even cooler than that, he won the 2009 Nobel Peace Price for Art!  I went to the gala opening night of “Evolution of Melancholy,” and I met the artist.  He was really nice as you will see below and he was very impressed with my ability to take the photo of us with my hand as well as having it come out perfectly without the flash on.

Per Fronth and G

Thanks Per for being so cool and for making such great art.� Congratulations for all of your accomplishments!� Don’t miss “Evolution of Melancholy” at the Dillon Gallery, located at 555 West 25th Street�in New York.� “Evolution” runs until November 6, 2010.

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Kaletski – Carton of Eden

Posted by The G on May 20, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G. Art by Alexander Kaletski.

Kaletski - Papaya Man

When I walked into the Dillon Gallery  in New York the other day, I immediately fell in love with their latest exhibit – Kaletski’s Carton of Eden.  Russian born artist Alexander Kaletski  is truly a renaissance man as he has written novels, acted, made music and also creates really great art.  For this exhibit, Kaletski has taken discarded cardboard boxes from products such as bottles of water and papayas and creates paintings on top of them.  I really thought this approach is unique and I always love it when I see artists thinking outside the box – or in this case – painting on top of the box!  The exhibit runs through June 6, 2010 so don’t miss it.  The Dillon Gallery is located at 555 West 25th Street, Tuesday through Saturday.

See more images from this really cool exhibit after the jump.

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