“Foodhist Temple” by Peter Anton at Unix Gallery

Posted by The G on April 6, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Peter Anton.

The Foodhist Temple by Peter Anton

The Foodhist Temple by Peter Anton

Namaste!  Welcome to the temple!  Artist Peter Anton has created a very tantalizing new exhibit at Unix Gallery in New York entitled “Foodhist Temple” and you will not want to miss it.  At the entrance to the gallery, which has been completely covered in red carpeting with the walls painted red, you are asked to take your shoes off.

The Foodhist Temple by Peter Anton

The Foodhist Temple by Peter Anton

As you walk inside the shrine, instead of seeing your typical religious fare, you see life-like (but larger than life) sculptures of what Americans really worship these days – FOOD!  Bacon, donuts, pizza, hamburgers, chocolates as well as cake are on display. For those who want to have a “foodhist religious experience” (so to speak), pillows have been laid out across the gallery/temple floor, so the viewer can spend time worshiping these objects.

People worshiping cake

People worshiping cake

As you can see in this picture, the sculptures are enormous, and yet look life like.  Peter Anton used resin, metal, wood, clay and acrylic for the works in this show.

Bacon Thing of the Day:  Gail Worley in front of a sculpture of bacon.

Bacon Thing of the Day: Gail Worley in front of a sculpture of bacon.

Again, to show you the perspective of how big these sculptures are, here’s a picture of Gail Worley worshiping at the altar of bacon.  This is definitely the Bacon Thing of the Day.

Life is like a box of chocolates...

Life is like a box of chocolates…

“Foodhist Temple” by Peter Anton is on display until May 9, 2015 at Unix Gallery (located at 532 West 24th Street) in Manhattan.


Report: Murakami, Kurage-Bo and Luxor Attend NYC “Jellyfish Eyes” Premiere

Posted by The G on June 4, 2014 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Read the First Comment

Photos by G except where noted.

Takashi Murakami and Geoffrey Dicker 1

Takashi Murakami and Geoffrey Dicker

On the first day of June 2014, I attended the New York City premiere of Jellyfish Eyes, the directorial debut of artist Takashi Murakami at the Film Society at Lincoln Center.  It had long been a desire of mine to meet Murakami and the universe gave me a freebie as I arrived for the premiere to find Murakami standing in the lobby of the venue meeting fans, signing autographs and taking photos!  (and see below for a really awesome photo of Gail getting Murakami’s autograph).  Thanks Universe!  Murakami was wearing a Kurage-Bo hat and after seeing the film, you realize that Kurage-Bo (translated into English – “Jellyfish Boy”) is one of the main characters of “Jellyfish Eyes.”

Kurage-bo and Geoffrey Dicker

Kurage-bo and Geoffrey Dicker.  Photo by Gail.

Set in a post-Fukushima world, “Jellyfish Eyes” follows young Masashi who, after his father’s death, moves with his mother to a small city in the Japanese countryside. But when he discovers that their new apartment is already inhabited by a pint-sized, gravity-defying creature that he names Kurage-Bo,  Masashi begins to pull back the curtain on this sleepy town and finds that very little is what it appears to be.

Luxor and Geoffrey Dicker.  Photo by Gail.

Luxor and Geoffrey Dicker. Photo by Gail.

The kids all have cellphone like devices that control these strange creatures called F.R.I.E.N.D.s and before long, you realize that a battle of good vs. evil is about to unfold.  I won’t tell you what happens, but I will tell you that during a Q&A with Murakami after the screening, he revealed that this story will be part of a trilogy, so look out for those to hit theaters in the future.

Without further delay, an awesome photo of Gail getting Murakami’s autograph!

Murakami and Gail

Murakami and Gail

Thanks again to Murakami, Kurage-Bo and Luxor!

Happy Birthday, Jane Seymour

Posted by The G on February 15, 2011 under Celebrities | 2 Comments to Read

Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.

Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour

Happy birthday to actress Jane Seymour who celebrates her special day on February 15.  The actress is extremely nice in person.  I love when that happens.  Also special birthday shout out to Gail Worley of the Worley Gig.  Check out Gail’s site for the latest in pop culture, all things pink and bacon!

Happy 7th Birthday to The Worley Gig!

Posted by The G on June 10, 2010 under GNN | Read the First Comment

Photo taken with my hand.

Gail Worley of The Worley Gig and G.

Today is a very special day!  The Worley Gig, one of my favorite blogs, turns 7 today!  On a daily basis, The Worley Gig gives you a wealth of information on art, music, books, items made out of bacon, cool pink things and pop culture.  As a blogger myself, I can tell you first hand how much time and devotion it takes to maintain a blog and I would like to wish The Worley Gig many happy returns.  Stop by The Worley Gig and show some love.  Cheers to Gail and here’s a toast to the next 7 years and beyond!

Happy Birthday Gail Worley!

Posted by The G on February 15, 2010 under GNN | 3 Comments to Read

Photo taken with my hand.

Gail Worley and Geoffrey Dicker

According2g would like to wish a very happy birthday to the legendary Gail Worley.  She’s an extremely gifted writer, Reiki Master, my partner in crime in going to so many cool New York art functions and she’s my BFF!

We are both so creative, we have started a series of fake bands.  Two of our most recent fake bands are:

Ex-Boyfriend Imposter.  The first single was to be called “Better than Asphault.”

After that fake band broke up, we started another one called I Heart Art.  The album was to be titled “Random Naked Chicks.”

I wish Gail many more happy years of light, love and of course, fake band creations with me!

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