Photo by Barry Schneier, Bruce Springsteen, Harvard Square Theatre, 5/9/1974
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (August 27, 2014) Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of a new gallery exhibit, Glory Bound. Photographs by Barry Schneier taking place in the Pollak Gallery from September 2 through September 30. The exhibit features photographs of several iconic musicians in pivotal moments of their careers—including photos from Bruce Springsteen’s legendary 1974 Harvard Square Theatre show.The opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, September 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Barry Schneier first began his photo work as an undergraduate at Emerson College. Throughout the 1970’s, he was fortunate to have captured many established and up and coming artists as a photographer for local music promoters, Windowpane Productions and Dick Waterman. During this time he had unprecedented access to many young artists as their careers took flight. Most noted is Barry’s work capturing a young Bruce Springsteen on an historic evening in May 1974 at Harvard Square Theatre in Boston when “Real Paper” journalist, Jon Landau penned the infamous line, “I saw rock and roll futureand its name isBruce Springsteen.” Thirteen photographs from this show, including several that have never been shown before are included in this exhibit.
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Also featured are photos from Patti Smith’s debut tour performance at San Francisco’s Boarding House in November 1975, Van Morrison’s triumphant return to Boston in April 1974 as he paid tribute to the town where he conceived Astral Weeks and Jackson Browne’s first headlining show in a major city at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston in March 1974. Other photographs in the exhibit feature mid-to-late 1970’s performances by artists Paul Butterfield’s Better Days, Boz Scaggs, Little Feat, The Motels, Jesse Colin Young, Joan Armatrading and The Tubes.
Schneier’s photographs can be found in collections ranging from Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, The Grammy Museum and The New England Folk Music Archives. His work is shown in galleries throughout the US and overseas and can be seen online at www.barryschneierphotography.com.
Generous support for this exhibit has been provided by Gallery: 591974, a fine art photography gallery in Massachusetts (www.gallery591974.com) and Digital Silver Imaging, a fine art digital imaging lab that employs the latest digital equipment and editing tools to produce museum quality B&W and color prints.
The Pollak Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as during special events. All gallery events are free and open to the public. For more information about these events and all Monmouth University Center for the Arts events visit www.monmouth.edu/arts or call 732-263-5715.