Words by Clarissa Villondo, Photographs by Emily Assiran, Julianna Clarke, Andy DelGiudice, Jessica Flynn, Vivienne Foster, Sarja Hasan, Nicholas Karlin, Chris Suspect, Jordan Swartz and Clarissa Villondo
Full Disclosure: I’m one of the photographers featured in both Govinda Gallery’s 4″ x 6″ East Coast Rock & Roll Photography 2013 and East Coast Rock & Roll Photography 2014 exhibitions.
Last winter, Govinda Gallery curated a pop-up exhibition, 4″ x 6″ East Coast Rock & Roll Photography 2013 at Gypsy Sally’s featuring photographs by Emily Assiran, Jessica Flynn, Vivienne Foster, Chris Suspect, Jordan Swartz and myself. This summer, Govinda Gallery brought back the exhibition for a second round of photographs with original and new photographers to be featured at Hill & Dale Records. Govinda Gallery’s Director Chris Murray says, “East Coast Rock & Roll Photography 2014 is in many ways a survey of current East Coast Rock & Roll bands. Govinda Gallery Assistant Director Vivienne Foster, who curated this exhibition, presents the photographs of ten photographers in a mural style installation. The collective energy of the East Coast Rock & Roll images provides a heightened sense of the live performances that these photographs capture.”
I asked Vivienne Foster why she decided to curate this exhibition. Foster says, “The East Coast Rock & Roll Photography 2014 exhibition acts as a vehicle to bring together local bands and photographers in a city known for an, at times, overly nostalgic music scene. This exhibition highlights the importance of the relationship between local bands and their audiences and how that friendship encourages local music to thrive.”
East Coast Rock & Roll Photography 2014 features 361 photographs packed with the energy of musicians performing at music scenes up and down the East Coast. The reception will also serve as a celebration of East Coast Rock & Roll Photographer Chris Suspect’s book, Suspect Device.
Featured musicians in the exhibition include:
Address, Aftermath, Aghast, Apocalypse Dudes, Anasazi, Aspects of War, Astpai, Boardroom Heroes, Blacksmithtomahawk, Bloodkrow Butcher, Born Wrong, BraceFace, Captain, We’re Sinking, Cassavetes, Catharsis, Cayetana, Crazy Spirit, Cry Baby, Collapser, Copstabber, Dismemberment Plan, Drop Electric, Empty Grave, Ex-Hex, Foul Swoops, Gasmask Terror, Global Threat, Glocca Morra, Goosebumps, Government Warning, Greek Favourites, Green Beret, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, The Holy Mess, Hop Along, Humungus, Iron Chic, Joint Chiefs of Math, KIDS, Kite Party, Kill Lincoln, La Misma, Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Logic Problem, Luther, Lecherous Gaze, Lisabi, Ma Jolie, Mellow Hype, The Menzingers, Minimus the Poet, Municipal Waste, Murphy’s Law, Mutant Supremacy, Night Birds, NONA, Occultist, Parasytic, Priests, Ploy, Radiation, Restorations, Sad Boys, Shat Shorts, The Silver Liners, Slingshot Dakota, SSR, Sundials, Three Man Cannon, Stout, Sun Club, Sun Cycle, Trash Talk, Trenchgrinder, Two Inch Astronaut, Unholy Thoughts, Violent Society, The Walking Sticks, Waxahatchee, Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, The Worriers, Youth Avoiders, Your Cousin Marvin, Zatsuon, Zoom
The exhibition is open at Hill & Dale Records from now until July 13th, Tuesday through Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m and Monday by appointment. The reception is open to the public on June 21 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Hill & Dale Records with performances by Boardroom Heroes, Jonny Grave and Drew Champion.