gallery 77: Phil Demise Smith - The Art of Art is a Way of Seeing

gallery 77: Phil Demise Smith - The Art of Art is a Way of Seeing

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Phil Demise Smith has had numerous exhibitions of paintings in the U.S. and Europe including an exhibition at the Musée Création Franche in Bégles, France.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

All of the works in this exhibition are the by-products of being taken for walks by my dog, Kandinsky, in Jackson Heights. I apparently suffer from the condition known as Pareidolia “which is a psychological phenomena involving a stimulus wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists.” With this “in mind”, as I walked along the streets of Jackson Heights, I often perceived familiar patterns. I would then stop and take a few photos with my phone. Then when I got home, I would email these images to myself. When I received them, I would open them up in Photoshop, clean up and form the images and would often add some recognizable eyes, mouths etc so that the viewer could see just what the familiar pattern was that my Pareidoliac mind/vision had imagined to be there. I call this series “The Art of Art is a Way of Seeing”. My process includes Nature, Human Nature and Chance, each collaborating to tickle my fancy and awaken my vision.

 

 

e77 music: Dervisi

e77 music: Dervisi

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Greek Gangsta Post-Punk Blues

e77 Music: Mike Tedesco

e77 Music: Mike Tedesco

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Mike Tedesco is a pianist/singer-songwriter from Torrington, Connecticut currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by legendary musicians such as Billy Joel, Paul Simon, Dave Matthews, Ray Charles, Jeff Buckley, and Thelonious Monk, (and his most recent favorite composer/genius/rapper, Lin-Manuel Miranda), 

Tedesco is a storyteller. His soulful music is infused with jazz, rock, and classical elements that carry the listener through a journey of life’s most pivotal moments.

Website:  www.miketedescomusic.com

e77 music: The Concentrics

e77 music: The Concentrics

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Indie Rock that cuts loose...With a hint of twang, a dose of prog, a dash of classic rock...

The Concentrics' unique sound ranges over territory common to My Morning Jacket, Uncle Tupelo Radiohead, Guided by Voices and others, while classic rock breaks in through the window. Featuring members of The Old Nationals and the MG-3s, The Concentrics strike that elusive balance between well crafted songs and the impulse to cut loose and stretch out.

e77 music: the James Rocket

e77 music: the James Rocket

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"Jangly, ’90s-style indie-rock that sounds more like indie-pop today. Whatever name you call it, it’s quirky, jumpy, and fun." - Independent Clauses

e77 music: Lesley Barth

e77 music: Lesley Barth

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New York-based singer-songwriter Lesley Barth is a master of fusion. Since releasing her debut EP “Good Like This” in 2015, she continues to hone her signature blend.  Elements from disco, folk, country, blues, and retro pop have been woven together by themes of longing and young love in her first full-length album, crowdfunded by her loyal and growing fanbase, “Green Hearts,” out January 27th, 2017. 

www.lesleybarth.com

www.facebook.com/lesleybarth

www.youtube.com/lesleybarth1

www.soundcloud.com/lesleybarth

Twitter/Instagram: @lesleybarth

e77 music: All Types of Kinds

e77 music: All Types of Kinds

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We love this young New York City band - they have an eclectic style, with influences from the likes of rap, pop, funk and world music.

Check them out on Youtube here!

e77 Music: Ryan Shapiro

e77 Music: Ryan Shapiro

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Ryan Shapiro is a Queens based songwriter who blends classic sounds with edge of modern songwriting styles.

 

e77 music: The Jazz Lads

e77 music: The Jazz Lads

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The Jazz Lads are three fellows who perform old school hot club jazz and swing in the style of Django Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, and Ray Charles.

e77 music: Os Clavelitos

e77 music: Os Clavelitos

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Os Clavelitos is an "American Samba" band based in New York City, who creates original music combining traditional Brazilian rhythms (samba, baiao, bossa nova, and frevo) with English lyrics. With band members from Brazil, Japan, and the U.S., the six piece ensemble celebrates Brazil's rich musical heritage, while incorporating their eclectic performing backgrounds in "Latin", indie, jazz, pop, and folkloric styles.

e77 music: Ali Dineen

e77 music: Ali Dineen

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Ali Dineen is a singer, visual artist and multiinatrumentalist who performs original music and songs from the American folk tradition, with a special love for spirituals, gospel and 1920s jazz, as well as songs of resistance from different movements throughout history. Her performance is one of music as well as storytelling and puppetry meant to heal and sing joy into the soul.

e77 music: Jon Christopher Allen

e77 music: Jon Christopher Allen

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Guitar Slinger/Songwriter plays e77 the first Saturday of every month. 

Artist website - http://www.jonchristophermusic.com/

See Jon on Facebook here

e77 Music: Jacob Tilove

e77 Music: Jacob Tilove

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Jacob Tilove is a Queens-based songwriter. He is one-third of the The Lonesome Trio, whose debut album was released in 2015 on Sugar Hill Records, and is a fixture of the New York bluegrass scene, playing mandolin and guitar in the bluegrass, folk, rock, folk-rock, rock-folk, and affiliated genres.