archival pigment print
9 x 12 inches
Meryl Meisler is a photographer who taught art in the Bushwick schools from 1981-1994. Carrying a point & shoot camera to capture what she saw going to, from, and during school, Meryl created the largest known photographic documentation of Bushwick during the era. Upon retiring from the NYC public schools, she began releasing large bodies of previously unseen work. Meryl’s monographs A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick (Bizarre, 2014) and Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ‘70s Suburbia & The City (Bizarre 2015) have received international acclaim.
“Bushwick Chronicle: Bushwick Arts Community Pointing” was photographed on June 7, 2016 on Meadow Street, Brooklyn. Meryl and James invited the artists, gallerists, journalists, and organizers of Bushwick to gather for group portraits inspired by Nina Leen’s 1950 portrait of the Abstract Expressionists in “The Irascibles” and Art Kane’s 1958 portrait of Jazz Musicians in “A Great Day in Harlem.” Meryl’s work will be in two exhibits opening during BOS’16 –
Photography by Meryl Meisler & Writing by James Panero
Stout Projects, 55 Meadow Street, Brooklyn
BIZARRE, ASSORTED MADNESS & THE UNEXPECTED, Photographs by Meryl Meisler, Jean Stéphane Sauvaire and Gregory Baubeau. Bizarre Black Box Gallery, 12 Jefferson Street, Brooklyn, NY