Meryl Meisler at Steven Kasher Gallery
New York in the 1970’s was a hotspot, if not the hottest spot, for punk and disco. CBGBs. Studio 54. These were cultural meccas that were known all over the world. Thankfully, a sharp shooter like the talented Meryl Meisler was there to document it. And, beginning February 25th, you can get a taste of Meisler’s work from that period at the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea’s art gallery district, New York City.
The exhibition, which rubs through April 9th, features 35 of Meisler’s black and white prints and represents some of her earliest work. The images give us a look into the 70’s from Meisler’s Jewish/Italian hometown in Long Island, to the gritty and wild clubs and streets of disco fever-stricken New York.