Paradise & Purgatory: Sassy ’70s Suburbia & The City juxtaposes intimate images of home life on Long Island with New York City streets and nightlife. The photos and stories illustrate Meryl Meisler's coming of age: the South Bronx, suburbia, the Mystery Club, dance lessons, Girl Scouts, the Rockettes, the circus, school, bar mitzvahs, proms, weddings, gay Fire Island, the Hamptons, feminists, happy hookers, CBGB, punks, disco, after hours and go-go bars, Jewish and LGBT Pride, street life, home theatrics, holidays, friendship, family, and love. She had to photograph it to make sense of it all, to hold on to the time, to release and now finally share it.
Check out these events:
Saturday, October 24 NYC Art Teachers Assoc. Conference Higher Education Mentor Awardee 245 E. 56th St., New York City
Wednesday, November 11, 7-9 p.m. Christopher Stout Gallery 299 Meserole St., East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y. Sassy Drinks & Book Chat
Monday, November 16, 4-6 p.m. B&H Event Space 420 Ninth Ave. @ 34th St., New York City