Catching UP with Meryl Meisler

For Art Spiel By Catherine Kirkpatrick
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It’s been a busy summer for Meryl Meisler. She has five images in The FENCE 2018, a photography exhibit in Brooklyn Bridge Park that runs through September 10th. The show will travel to Santa Fe, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Sarasota, Denver, and Calgary.

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 There is an element of play in many of Meisler’s photographs, and it’s fun to see them plein-air. “I enjoyed photographing kids of all ages on the streets of New York,” she said, “during what I consider to be my SASSY ‘70s. I like to photograph things that give me joy, because there’s certainly enough heartache.”
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 Meisler will also be a part of the Pop-Kultur Festival in Berlin where a show called Over the Rainbow will bring together her images of  New York disco with images of Berlin night life by Ben de Biel.
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And Meisler’s first book, Tale of Two Cities Disco Era Bushwick, is going into a second edition, which means the first is about to become a collector’s item. We caught up with her at the STRAND where she was signing the remaining copies, along with her second book, Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City.

               
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