Archives – April 23, 2015
For over 40 years, photographer Lynn Goldsmith has helped shape the mythical stature and captures the soul of artists and celebrities across media, genres, and eras. Morrison Hotel Gallery is presenting Goldsmith’s work. Her exhibition Streets of NYC offers a perspective on celebrity status with images of entertainment icons walking the gritty streets of New York City.
Lynn’s multi award–winning work has appeared on and between the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, Interview, People, Sports Illustrated, and many other magazines as well as ten books and hundreds of groundbreaking album covers, including Patti’s Smith’s Easter and Frank Zappa’s Sheik Yerbouti. Her catalog stretches from capturing a youthful John Denver in 1973 to her recent stunning work with Interscope artist Lion Babe, featuring Jillian Hervey, (daughter of Vanessa Williams). The constant throughout her work is that Lynn considers her artistic intent to be about breaking limiting thought patterns. Streets of NYC captures a broad cross section of icons in the vibrant and gritty streets of New York. The featured images were taken after formal studio portrait sessions, when Lynn and her subjects would walk around NYC. These photographs present a profound juxtaposition, the raw streets of New York contrasted with images of pop culture’s most beloved celebrities.
These visionary pieces convey trust, authenticity, irreverence, warmth, and playfulness and include photographs of rock stars and movie stars from Van Halen and Keith Richards to Richard Gere, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher; Laurie Anderson and U2 to Matt Dillon and Kevin Bacon and many others. This exhibit is a variation of famous faces on the streets of New York City from 1973 to 2013.
Lynn’s work is in numerous museums and she’s shown in galleries worldwide. In addition to her fine art photography, she has written songs with artists such as Sting, Steve Winwood, and Todd Rundgren. In the 1970s, she was a director for Joshua Television, ABC’s In Concert, and one of the first directors of the film promotion for musical artists, Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band.” Lynn was the youngest member ever to be inducted into the Director’s Guild of America. She has won numerous awards for her videos as optic music artist Will Powers.
Lynn Goldsmith : Streets of New York
From April 17th to May 16th, 2015
Morrison Hotel Gallery
116 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012