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January 27th, 2012 · No Comments · arts

The Founder of one of Glam’s most underrated bands Psychotica, and brother of famed artist Mark – Paul Kostabi is a wonderful talent in his own right. I received this in my mail – if you are in the Williamsport area Thursday Night February 2nd, this is a MUST SEE Show.

The Grey Art Gallery is pleased to present “From Paul Kostabi with Love” with featured artist and musician Paul Kostabi. The exhibition will be on display from Thursday, February 2, thru February 25, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 2, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Paul Kostabi has built his world around art and music. Born in 1962, Paul grew up in Whittier, California, and later moved to New York City. After college, he traveled across America and has circulated his work in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Canada and France. Some of his pieces remain in the permanent collections of the Paterson Museum in New Jersey, the Guggenheim in New York, the New England Museum of Art in Brooklyn, Connecticut, the Millenium Museum, the Whitney Museum of Art and the Museion in Bolzano, Italy.

Paul’s work deals with all types of subject matter. He is a visual explorer who is intimately connected to the environment around him. Many of his paintings have the worked-over look of pictures meant to be worlds in themselves. They grab the eye like a stranger grabbing your lapels. They are paintings that love paint: its infinite variability, its stubbornness, its musicality, the energy it emits in contact with itself, the emotions it unlocks, even when it looks as random as spit and drool, as the record of the passing hand.

We will be showcasing several new paper pieces that Paul has been feverishly working on. Also on display will be some of his paintings that have hung with pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Keith Haring.

Want to see Paul hard at work for this show? Check out this time-lapse video we filmed while he painted our front window display on Sunday night.

Click to see a link of Paul on Video.

Paul Kostabi Opening

Click for Video of Paul Kostabi Opening

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