Preview: In Tune With the Portraits, Gilson Lavis, Salomon Arts Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on August 21, 2017 at 10:30 am
Keith Moon Gilson portrait

Keith Moon, Gilson Lavis

In a spin on what is normally discussed on Red Filter Gallery, today we highlight a truly rocking exhibition featuring one of the best rockers to get behind the drumset – Gilson Lavis.

Gilson Lavis has remained one of the most sought after, highly-acclaimed drummers in the UK over the last 40 years.

Best known currently as the superbly versatile drummer with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Gilson Lavis is now shining the spotlight on his second career as an artist. His talent as an artist, doing mainly acrylic on canvas portraits and sketches, has always seemed to stay in the background with his music career taking the lead.

He is now bringing his art across the pond to unveil his work in New York City. His portraits are mostly of musicians and recording artists he has long admired, known and worked with. Those in his “Music Legends” series of paintings span the decades from the 1950’s and 60’s…..BB King, Chuck Berry, Etta James, Eartha Kitt, James Brown, Wilson Picket, Ray Charles, Ronnie Spector, Sammy Davis, Dean Martin….to the more contemporary…..Keith Moon, Al Green, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Debbie Harry, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Elvis Costello… current day songstresses like Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.

With such personal access to the who’s-who of rock and pop, Lavis’ work is sure to fascinate both portrait fans and music lovers alike. In Tune With the Portraits opens September 15th and will conclude October 5th, 2017.

For More Information: Salomon Arts Gallery

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