YEAH YEAH NICK

Karen O takes a backseat, sort of

Rock-and-roll antics are meant to be captured. And who better to snap and shoot the oh-so-glamorous adventures of life on the road than Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner? For his latest exhibition, It’s OK, Don’t Look Down, the svelte gothboy (who already has three photo books under his belt, including the latest I Hope You Are All Happy Now) exposes what it’s like to be in a rock band, from shots of adoring fans to the not-so-glamorous aspects like a broken-down tour bus and lonely hotel rooms. Does this sound like a series “free of rock ’n’ roll cliché,” as Fuse Gallery proclaims? We think not. Nevertheless, the images offer a fun window into the YYYs world, especially those shots of Karen O, who, in one, appears as just two legs decked out in ripped purple fishnets and red shoes. Well, who else’s legs could they be?
Aug. 29-Sept. 19, 2008

 
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