October 14: Book Signing & Party for THE BOOMBOX PROJECT by Lyle Owerko
Clic Gallery is proud to present the world debut of photoseries THE BOOMBOX by LYLE OWERKO. The exhibit will run from October 5 to December 5, 2010. While in Tokyo in 2001, photographer Lyle Owerko found a mint late-seventies Victor JVC at an outdoor market. Having already been a collector, his hunt began for more rare and obscure models. Beloved by rappers, b-boys, dancers, political protestors, and punks, a siren call to gather and dance, the boombox reminds us of when music was a collective experience and the street was a club. Owerko spent years collecting and photographing a remarkable set of vintage boomboxes, resulting in an arresting, unexpected photoseries of these cult objects.
In conjuction with the exhibit, Abrams Books is publishing THE BOOMBOX PROJECT: THE MACHINES, THE MUSIC, AND THE URBAN UNDERGROUND. Featuring an introduction by Spike Lee, this collection of archival photographs, Owerko's own images, and commentary on boombox culture by Fab 5 Freddy, Spike Lee, Kool Moe Dee, LL Cool J, Rosie Perez, DJ Spooky, Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys and Pras of the Fugees, the book, like the photographs, is an extraordinary historical document.
Come to Clic Gallery for the book signing of THE BOOMBOX by LYLE OWERKO on October 14th, 6 to 8 pm at 255 Centre Street. Featuring DJ set by DJ Stretch Armstrong, breakdancers and special guests. For more information about the book and current exhibit, click HERE