Touch Me I’m Sick: Rock ‘n’ Roll Photographs by Charles PetersonMay 20, 2005 - August 14, 2005
Touch Me I’m Sick features such bands as Nirvana, Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Hole, Black Flag, Fugazi, and Sonic Youth, among others. Like his recent book of the same name (taken from a Mudhoney songs), Touch Me I’m Sick the exhibition is designed with the intention of its being exciting and informative to people who have never experienced a rock show. Of his first museum exhibition, Peterson says, “I always imagined that someday my photography could reside in a museum – to paraphrase Rolling Stones, it’s not only rock and roll… Touch Me I’m Sick was made for both fanatic and the uninitiated, with the latter being the more exciting reach. Good documentary photography can intimate an experience of our world without needing any previous personal knowledge by the viewer. Here are the sights, sounds, and smells of American underground rock and rolls as I lived it.”
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