Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Opening Of Leonard Cohen Photography Exhibit in Soho This Saturday

On Tour with Leonard Cohen, photographs by Sharon Robinson   
Book Signing and Exhibition
Saturday, December 13th - 1 to 4 PM  

116 Prince Street - 2nd Floor 
SoHo, NYC 10012
This event is open to the public. Books can be purchased at the signing. 

Grammy-winning songwriter, and longtime Leonard Cohen creative collaborator, Sharon Robinson will exhibit innovative and intimate musical journey photo collection of Cohen at Morrison Hotel Gallery.

On Saturday, December 13th from 1 to 4 PM at Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo, 116 Prince Street, 2nd floor, NYC, Grammy-winning songwriter, and longtime Leonard Cohen creative collaborator, Sharon Robinson will exhibit a fascinating collection of images. On Tour with Leonard Cohen, photographs by Sharon Robinson will showcase profoundly emotional photographs taken from Sharon's iPhone documenting five years of touring with legendary poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. The showcased photos are part of Sharon's mesmerizing new book, On Tour with Leonard Cohen, photographs by Sharon Robinson to be released in December 9th by powerHouse books distributed by Random House. Sharon will be signing copies of her book at her MHG exhibit.
For thirty years, singer-songwriter Sharon Robinson has been associated with Leonard Cohen as a co-writer, producer, and vocalist. She co-wrote and produced Cohen's 2001 album, Ten New Songs (Columbia Records and one of Rolling Stone's "Top 100 Albums of the Decade"), and co-authored the Cohen classics, "Everybody Knows" and "Waiting for the Miracle." A fluidly creative soul, Sharon is also a poetically expressive photographer. Sharon once worked as the staff photographer at the world-famous Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles. Leonard has said of Sharon, that she has "...an eye as fine as her ear."  

In 2004, Leonard Cohen's manager stole his life savings, forcing him out of retirement to tour again. Sharon's photos in this exhibit capture five of the six years of this anthemic and vulnerable music journey that became one of the most revered tours in recent music history. The majority of the images were taken with Sharon's iPhone, which was crucial in capturing these images with the warmth and candor so evident in the photography.  Robinson reveals the nitty-gritty of day-to-day life of the road, onstage and behind the scenes, and the chemistry of Cohen and his supporting artists, together on an incredible journey across the globe, their hearts and minds focused on the next show. "I kept my iPhone in my pocket so I could capture a moment in a second. I hope the spontaneous nature of this collection helps to convey how deeply emotional and extremely rewarding this journey was," she says. 

These photos have been anthologized in the exquisite book, On Tour with Leonard Cohen, photographs by Sharon. Sharon penned the book's introduction and New York-based author Larry "Ratso" Sloman, best know for his literary associations with Red Hot Chili Peppers vocalist Anthony Kiedis, Howard Stern, Bob Dylan, and Abbie Hoffman, wrote an essay for the foreword. Sharon will be doing a volley of activity in conjunction with the book's release, including book signings and live musical performances. She will appear at Subculture on Saturday, December 12th at 11:30 PM in NYC. In February 2015, Sharon will issue her highly anticipated second solo album, Caffeine.
Sharon Robinson has been associated with Leonard Cohen since touring with him as a singer in 1979-80. A Grammy-winning songwriter, Robinson's work has been covered by artists as diverse as Patti LaBelle, Don Henley, Aaron Neville, and Roberta Flack to name a few. Robinson's solo album, Everybody Knows (2008), garnered wide critical acclaim, as have her recent performances on the Cohen World Tour. 

About Morrison Hotel® Gallery
Morrison Hotel® Gallery (MHG) was founded in 2001 by former record company executive Peter Blachley, music retail industry professional Richard Horowitz, and legendary music photographer Henry Diltz. In 2012, author, director and photographer Timothy White joined the team, launching an additional West Coast gallery at The Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood. 

MHG is the world's leading brand in fine art music photography representing 90 of the world's finest music photographers and their archives. Their vast catalog of photography encompasses jazz, blues, and rock imagery spanning several generations through to today's contemporary music artists and now includes iconic photographs in the world of sports as well. MHG has a robust online presence, featuring over 100,000 images searchable by photographer, music artist, band or concert. 

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