saki is thrilled to present "Musicians," an exhibition of music photography by Jim Newberry.
Jim Newberry's music photography spans household names like Paul McCartney and Mavis Staples, to smaller and more local favorites like Mucca Pazza and My Gold Mask. While Newberry's work is hardly limited to musicians (think: Mike Ditka, Rahn Emanuel), this exhibition will highlight the musical sector of his tremendous body of work. How fitting for a record store! Newberry's music photos help define the way we think about a heaping handful of bands, his live shots clearly clearly capture the energy of the moment, and his personal work reflects his musical tastes and passions.
Newberry is a freelance photographer with a studio in Chicago. His interest in photography began as a young child, when his father – James Newberry, who founded the photography department at Columbia College Chicago – gave him a camera and taught him how to use it. With a keen interest in music, Jim has worked with quite a few record labels, including Drag City, Sub Pop, Thrill Jockey, Luaka Bop, and Touch and Go.
Jim's work has been published in numerous books and periodicals including Rolling Stone, Spin, Village Voice, London Times, Chicago Reader, Esquire, The Guardian, Interview, New York Times, and Mojo. His work is a part of the Chicago History Museum’s permanent collection, Steppenwolf Theater, Urban Art Society, Living Room Gallery, and High Concept Labs.
Please join us Friday, August 3rd from 7-10pm for the opening of Musicians: Photographs by Jim Newberry. Enjoy a great night of photography, listen to your favorite tunes spun by DJ Mike Bulington (Grimble Grumble, Prichard), drink cool beverages from Cellar Rat, and have food provided by saki. This event is FREE and all-ages.