C. PARKER GALLERY WELCOMES ICONIC 80’s ROCK & ROLL PHOTOGRAPHER MARK WEISS WITH SPECIAL GUEST FOX 5 NYC ANCHOR & SILK SCREEN ARTIST STEVE LACY FOR A SPECIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE LATE 70s AND 80s ROCK MUSIC SCENE
“GOOD TIMES, BIG HAIR” – THE ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY OF MARK WEISS FEATURING ARTISTS FROM LYNYRD SKYNYRD, BON JOVI, OZZY OSBOURNE, GUNS N’ROSES, METALLICA, VAN HALEN TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, JERRY GARCIA, THE POLICE, LED ZEPPELIN, AEROSMITH & MORE
FRIDAY, MAY 17 – SUNDAY, JUNE 2
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, MAY 16
THE LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER ALONG WITH ART COLLABORATOR STEVE LACY WILL BE PRESENT AT THE GALLERY FOR THE OPENING WEEKEND
Mark Weiss, was a 14-year old kid from New Jersey when he made a deal with a neighbor to cut his lawn in exchange for a 35mm camera. Thus began a lifelong journey of rock & roll mayhem that continues to this day. While in high school, Mark would sneak his camera into concerts, paying off security guards to get him closer to the stage. Mark developed the prints in his parent’s bathroom to sell the next morning out of his school locker and then in front of the concert venue that night. When KISS came to New York City for a 3-day stint, Mark was arrested outside of Madison Square Garden for selling his photos for a buck a piece. After spending the night in jail, his peddling days were over. A week later, Weiss walked into the offices of Circus Magazine, the leading rock publication at the time, with his portfolio. Circus published Weiss’s photo of Steven Tyler of Aerosmith in their October 1978 issue. Within a few months he became a major contributor to the magazine and then a full-time staff member, shooting covers and features.