~PHIL COTE . . ‘ALMOST EVERYTHING’ / CURATED BY JESSE GREENBERG / HESSE FLATOW / OPENING THURS JAN 14

and then, there was . . . light.
ok, maybe . . . a Bic lighter ?

PHIL COTE . . ‘ALMOST EVERYTHING’
curated by JESSE GREENBERG / JAG Projects
opens Thurs Jan 14 / 4 – 8 PM
the show is up thru . . FEB 13, 2021
get appt / timed entry tickets from the gallery
HESSE FLATOW, 508 WEST 26TH ST, CHELSEA NYC 10001
HRS: Tues-Sat 11-6


PHIL COTE , ‘Absolute Reality’, 2019.
oil on canvas, 32 x 32 in.
image via Hesse Flatow

“a title . . which emerged from a soft concept hinging on self-awareness & coinciding with moments of inner peace;
a survey of our shared experiences, magical or otherwise.”
~PHIL COTE / @paintco on Instagram


see: PHIL COTE – ARTIST WEBSITE /
see: @PAINTCO / Instagram

ART LOVERS / COSMIC . . . FLASHBACK !!!!!


BOBO . . .
from left: singer DREW GILLESPIE, NICK PAYNE on keyboards & PHIL COTE on guitar
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, NYC / March 24, 2007

I first encountered BOBO, a wild, at that time Philly-based 3 person artist-performance band / art collective.
by sheer luck, I had stumbled upon them at their very first NYC gig, at some after-party in a huge old dive bar,
in the East Village. they were dressed as old timey newspaper boys.
the crowd grew quickly & alarmingly, from 12 fans to a packed packed house.
everybody jumping up and down to the music so hard – on an old creaking wood floor, they NYC floors – used to be.
I thought – seriously !! the floor was about to give way at any moment.


PHIL COTE, at the most incredible / BOBO & JESSE GREENBERG produced . . ‘Hot Mud Fest’, summer of 2017 !!
at the rambling farm where BOBO has relocated in Hudson Valley, N.Y.
a weekend of on-site . . crazy great art, poetry, yes, even pond wading & a pop-up BBQ from Brooklyn.
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH, HUDSON Valley, NYC / August 24, 2017