SOHO, NY—Singer-songwriter and member of supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, activist and photographer Graham Nash offered up his poignant and insider’s viewpoint from within the eye of the rock and roll hurricane that he’s been a part of since the ‘60s at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo.
His portfolio goes down like a friendly reminder to another time before fame, fortune and the corporate goliaths of rock took over. An era when the singer-songwriter ruled supreme. From a serene-looking Stephen Stills enjoying a quiet moment in Sag Harbor with girlfriend Judy Collins, who inspired his “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” to George Harrison’s Bangladesh concert, Nash witnessed it all firsthand.
The centerpiece of the show that loomed large at the opening included one of Neil Young’s cars rambling down a dusty country road after a CSNY session in 1988 and the boys on a beach in Hawaii in 1974 relaxing at sunset bookend, a collection that also includes Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Jackson Browne and others.
At the opening, Elvis Costello checked out Nash’s pic of him, Robyn Hitchcock talked about his upcoming tour, and Howard Kaylan from Flo & Eddie/Turtles talked about his new book. Rock photogs Danny Clinch and Elliott Landy rounded out the bunch. On May 17, the gallery presented Norman Seeff, best known for his work with John Belushi, Zappa and numerous other rock and roll and Hollywood icons, for his first solo show ever. Check the place out at 124 Prince Street.