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!

Dick Perez: An Exhibition of Baseball’s Finest

Posted by The G on April 5, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Dick Perez.

Mickey Mantle by Dick Perez

Mickey Mantle by Dick Perez

If you’re a fan of baseball, you must check out “An Exhibition of Baseball’s Finest” by Dick Perez at the Agora Gallery in New York.  If you collected baseball cards in the 1980s, you’ll surely know Dick Perez’ work as he painted Donruss’ Diamond Kings series.

Lou Gehrig by Dick Perez

Lou Gehrig by Dick Perez

In this exhibit, Perez has paid tribute to some of the greatest ball players to ever grace the field including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Ty Cobb, Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson and the list goes on.  Each oil painting will immediately transport you into a legendary era gone by and you can nearly taste peanuts and Cracker Jacks as you walk through the gallery.

Johnny Bench and Lou Brock by Dick Perez

Johnny Bench and Lou Brock by Dick Perez

Yogi Berra by Dick Perez

Yogi Berra by Dick Perez

Willie Mays by Dick Perez

Willie Mays by Dick Perez

“An Exhibition of Baseball’s Finest” by Dick Perez is showing at the Agora Gallery (located at 530 West 25th Street) in Manhattan.  Play Ball!

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“Luminous Words” by Airan Kang at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

Posted by The G on March 5, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G. Art by Airan Kang.

Airan Kang - Luminous Words

Airan Kang – Luminous Words

If you are in New York, you should head over to the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery to check out the latest exhibition from Korean artist Airan Kang.  “Luminous Words” features paintings mixed with LED displays and it’s a visual treat.

Closeup of the neon bookshelf.

Closeup of the neon bookshelf.

 

Airan Kang

Airan Kang

These stacks of books (which are very large in person) are hand painted and where you see white spines in the photos (above and below) are where an LED projection scrolls across giving the viewer a chance to further contemplate the subject mater of these books.

Airan Kang

Airan Kang

“Luminous Words” by Airan Kang is showing at Bryce Wolkowitz (located at 505 West 24th Street) in Manhattan through April 6, 2013.  Don’t miss it!

Ari Lankin Exhibition at Stumble Upon HQ in NYC

Posted by The G on February 24, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Ari Lankin.

Lady Gaga by Ari Lankin

Lady Gaga by Ari Lankin

New York!  Ari Lankin’s latest solo exhibition is now showing at Stumble Upon in New York.  I love Ari Lankin’s work so much as he is one of he few artists around these days who is a true master of many styles.  If you follow Ari Lankin’s work you’ve surely seen the fascinating videos on his official website where he shows you the process of his works from inception to completion.  If you haven’t, the link in that last sentence will open in a new window – so get to clicking!  I’ve been fortunate to get to know Ari as a result of this blog and I am so thankful.  Ari is a prince of a guy who is both super cool extremely intelligent to talk to.

Emotional Architecture by Ari Lankin

Emotional Architecture by Ari Lankin

This exhibit is the first time so many styles of his work have been shown in the same exhibit and it’s pretty bad ass to be so young and talented and already be having a retrospective of his work.  The exhibit will be up until mid-April, 2012 at Stumble Upon HQ (73 Spring Street between Crosby and Lafayette) in New York by appointment only.  Email info@arilankin.com to check out this exhibit and I highly recommend it!

New Years Eve by Ari Lankin

New Years Eve by Ari Lankin

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Happy 124th Birthday, Georgia O’Keefe

Posted by The G on November 15, 2011 under Celebrities | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.  Art by Georgia O’Keefe

Georgia O'Keefe - Cow's Skull - Red, White and Blue

Georgia O'Keefe - Cow's Skull - Red, White and Blue

Happy birthday to the great artist Georgia O’Keefe.  I admit, she is not one of my very favorites, but I do think her work is brilliant.  I also admit that knowing she was heavily inspired by the female body, I love seeing her works in a museum and shouting out “vagina!”  It keeps myself amused and it keeps people around me on their toes.  That keeps life interesting, according2g.

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