Friday, 28 August 2009

Last to chance to see Woodstock Experience Exhibition at Idea Generation Gallery

We were very pleased with indeed with the wonderful venue for our Press & Industry launch last week at the Idea Generation Gallery.

We think its worth a mention (if you haven't worked it out already...) that the space is also a brilliant gallery when not hosting ice-cream fuelled events, and we'd like to recommend its current exhibition - Woodstock Experience.

Produced by Genesis Publication, Woodstock Experience comprises a selection of photographs from the monumental event that was the Woodstock Music & Art Fair aka Woodstock.

Featuring a great combo of monochrome and colour pictures, the collection captures the essence of this 3-day peace and music festival.

The main body of the exhibition is composed of amazing photographs by Henry Diltz (see photo, below), the official Woodstock photographer. These depict the people who put together the festival, the crowd and of course the performers from the mighty Jimi Hendrix to the lesser known but brilliantly talented Canned Heat.

Another special treat are the never before exhibited photographs of the then 17 year old Dan Garson, whose originals and negatives of over 300 pictures sat in a basement for nearly 40 years. Look out for the visual geometrics in the snap named High Time.

Each photograph is appropriately accompanied by a caption. Our personal favourite is the quote by British musician Keef Hartley next to the Henry Diltz’ overwhelming Crowd Shot picture. From his helicopter ride Hartley describes “a bizarre multicoloured vegetation” below, only to discover as they descended further “that this was the festival”.

But hurry, the exhibition is only on until Sunday 30th August! So if you don’t miss your chance to view these never-seen-before photographs from the event that Rolling Stone Magazine once cited as “one of the 50 moments that changed the history of Rock n roll”, head on down to Ideas Generation Gallery Space and lose yourself in the nostalgia...

Idea Generation Gallery: 11 CHANCE STREET, E2 7JB (Just off Redchurch Street,off Shoreditch High St.)

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