Opening reception Thursday, September 15th 6-9pm
Primary Photographic Gallery is pleased to present :
exhibition & book launch
curated by Tim Barber
Sep. 15th - Oct. 17th
opening reception Sep. 15th, 6-9pm
Brooke Smith was a teenager immersed in the boiling mid-80s hardcore scene of downtown Manhattan. Her intimate photographs, from '83 to '88, reveal an underground scene at it's most potent in a city's troubled era. These bands were the backdrop for Smiths adolescence : Agnostic Front, Bad Brains, The Cro Mags, Murphy's Law, Underdog, The Icemen, Armed Citizen, Urban Waste, No Thanks, The Abused, Warzone, Violence, The Young n Useless, Adrenalin OD, The Nihilistics, Rapid Deployment, The Psychos, The Misguided, The Stimulators, Sheer Terror, Ultra, Antidote, Hinkley Fan Club, Reagan Youth, Bold, Crackdown, Krieg Kropf, Supertouch, Crumbsuckers, Sick of it All, Kraut, Scab, False Prophets, Heart Attack, PMS, Gilligan's Revenge, Major Conflict, Leeway, YDL, Cause For Alarm, The Mob, Modern Clix and Token Entry. Brooke Smiths photographs tell the complex story of youth trying to find and maintain community amidst an aggressive and volatile music scene.
The opening will also celebrate the release of a 52 page, large format, limited edition catalog, with an introduction written by Gavin McInnes.
PRIMARY PHOTOGRAPHIC GALLERY
195 Chrystie St. North Store
NY NY 10002