Photos by G. Art 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
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
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.
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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Artwork by Troy Gua.
“I Won The Internet! Daily Wit, Wisdom and Selfies, According to G” by Geoffrey Dicker. Out now!!!
“Does this status update make me look fat?”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Hilarious New Book “I WON THE INTERNET! – DAILY WIT, WISDOM AND SELFIES, ACCORDING TO G.” To Be Released In September 2014
New York, NY (September 10, 2014) – Poet and blogger Geoffrey Dicker announces his third book, “I WON THE INTERNET! – DAILY WIT, WISDOM AND SELFIES, ACCORDING TO G,” which will be available to purchase through Amazon on September 20, 2014. The book chronicles some of the encounters of a “modern day Zelig” who has met a celebrity born on each day of the year (including Oprah Winfrey, Bono, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Morrissey, James Franco, Lady Gaga, Joan Rivers, Bryan Cranston, Jane Fonda and Ringo Starr) and presents his witty and uncensored one-liners and words of wisdom disguised as Status Updates and Tweets. Dicker encourages the reader to use this book as a guide to put them at the forefront of pop culture. It’s literally three books in one!
The book contains two sections of thoughtful and hilarious ideas for people to ponder and share online to make them the most popular person in their social media newsfeed. The third section is dedicated to “Selfies” which showcase a small portion of Dicker’s impressive celebrity autograph and selfie photo collection. Using this book as a daily calendar, readers get the chance to view these superstars and legends in the making in an entirely different light. The book features 365 exclusive color photographs of some of the biggest names in entertainment, music and art, and features cover art by pop artist Troy Gua.
“As a consumer of social media, I got sick of seeing people posting the same ideas and being afraid to voice their opinion as it might not be politically correct, so I’ve written this book to help people find new things to complain and laugh about. This book is my response to some of the good and not so good things I’ve experienced on line as well as some satire on social (and anti-social) media and the current state of the world. Plus, there are 365 exclusive color photos of celebrities!” Dicker said.
For celebrity enthusiasts, pop culture critics and aspiring social media superstars, this book is a must read. Featuring 365 exclusive color photos, the book is available in September 2014 from Amazon. Go viral!
About the Author
Geoffrey Dicker is a poet, lyricist and blogger. In its five year existence, his popular art and music blog According2g.com has posted over 6,500 original pictures, videos and reports of his adventures from celebrity encounters to attending art openings and reports of rock and roll concerts. He is the author of “Sketches of Verbal Alchemy,” a controversial collection of “abstract poetry,” maxims and aphorisms designed to make the reader think of new possibilities to age old problems. His second book “Unfinished Lyrics,” is an anthology of song lyrics he’s written inspiring three full length albums of his words that have been recorded by pop singer Jim Emmons (“In the Absence of Red,” “Throwing Stars” and “So Strange”). “I Won the Internet!” is his third book. He has taken more than 1,500 selfies with famous people and has amassed in excess of 25,000 autographs in his personal collection. He’s worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. In his spare time he designs T-shirts, writes witty banter and creates abstract paintings. Geoffrey Dicker currently resides in New York City.
Back Cover of “I Won The Internet”
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Tom Bailey 2014
It has been 27 years since Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins has performed his classic songs, and as a huge fan of Thompson Twins, I am still in disbelief (and gratitude) that I can finally say that I’ve seen Tom Bailey perform! Headlining the Retro Futura Tour, which included sets from 1980s music titans Katrina and the Waves, China Crisis, Midge Ure and Howard Jones, Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins paid that long awaited visit to the New York stage at Best Buy Theater on August 21, 2014. Looking and sounding great, Tom played for about an hour and we were treated to the first live performances of nine classic Thompson Twins songs in almost three decades! It was worth the wait as Tom played “Lies,” “Hold Me Now,” “You Take Me Up,” “Doctor! Doctor” “”King For A Day” (in a new, slower arrangement), “Love on Your Side,” “Sister of Mercy,” “If You Were Here” and the hit that started it all, “In The Name Of Love,” which you are about to see a video of. The intro, if you will, was an instrumental snatch from another classic, “We Are Detective,” and the show certainly whet our appetites for more live appearances from Tom Bailey as there was not time to hear classic songs such as “The Gap,” “Nothing In Common,” “Don’t Mess With Doctor Dream,” “Get That Love,” “Watching,” “Lay Your Hands on Me,” or anything from the two under-rated 1990s Thompson Twins albums “Big Trash” and “Queer.” I met Tom and I asked if he was going to be coming back and he said he was uncertain, so please make sure you support this tour so we don’t have to wait another 27 years to see Tom Bailey perform!
And now…. “In The Name Of Love”…. YEAH!
Enjoy! I sure did!!!
Tom Bailey and Geoffrey Dicker
Great to meet you Tom! I really hope I get to see you again!
HD Video, Pix and words by G.
Howard Jones 2014
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Hey According2g.com readers! I know it’s been a minute since we’ve seen each other. I’ve been exploring other projects and I’ll be sharing the details of my latest book (or how I spent my summer break) very soon, so please stay tuned. But let’s get back to the matter at hand which was the Retro Futura Tour, which made a stop in New York on August 21, 2014 at the Best Buy Theater. We were treated to sets by 1980s music titans Katrina and the Waves, China Crisis and Midge Ure before Howard Jones (and Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins – more on Tom coming soon) took the stage. Decked out in a fabulous orange suit, Howard played a bunch of his hits including “Everlasting Love,” “What Is Love?” “Like To Get To Know You Well,” “The Prisoner,” “New Song,” “Things Can Only Get Better” (and after he played the version we all know and love from the 80s, he played a dance version of it, which was thumpin!) as well as the video you are about to see “No One Is To Blame.” The set showed that Howard has so many other great songs that there was not time to play (read: come back soon Howard!) including “Look Mama,” “Life in One Day,” “You Know I Love You… Don’t You” and more recent songs such as “Tomorrow Is Now” and “Let The People Have Their Say.” If you get the chance to see the Retro Futura Tour, I recommend it as you’ll have many flashbacks to our beloved 80s and you’ll see how great these bands and their music have aged.
And now, the mega-hit “No One Is To Blame.”
Enjoy, dear readers! I know I did!
Howard Jones and Geoffrey Dicker 2014. Photo by Joe.
Thanks again, Howard! Great seeing you again!
Kim Kardashian. G Cameo in the top right corner.
In case you needed more proof that I am a modern day Zelig, who is always at the right place at the right time, here’s another one for ya! Yesterday I was out and about in SoHo with a friend when all of a sudden, we saw a TON of paparazzi on the street about to strike. As I am no stranger to these types of scenes, we decided to see who it was. It turned out to be Kim Kardashian. What a let down!!!! I thought it was going to be someone really good. You can see the look of disappointment in my face in these paparazzi shots that ended up on the interweb. Pretty funny.
Kim Kardashian. G looks on in horror on the right
It’s no secret that I think Kim Kardashian has absolutely ZERO talent and should not be famous AT ALL, let alone be the subject of international headlines every day, but I will say this – being subjected to that much paparazzi is almost as vile as her being famous enough to warrant that much. There is no doubt in my mind that these kinds of scum of the earth (and those that enable this behavior by reading gossip sites and supporting these people are equally as guilty) will be responsible for someone’s death just for a picture. These paparazzi were SCREAMING at passersby on the street to move out of the way with profanity and when Kim K. walked out of the building, it felt unsafe because there was so much chaos going on, a wise criminal could easily slip in and slip out after causing some sort of damage.
It’s a matter of time. You can quote me on that.