Monday, January 19, 2009

Boy in Bushwick blogs the inauguration for WNYC

This post is admittedly rather short, but I am pleased to announce I will blog the inauguration for WNYC. The station posted my first blog on its homepage earlier this morning. I will have at least three more commentaries in the coming days, but check out WNYC and this blog for further updates.

1 comment:

Meryl Meisler said...

Dear Boy in Bushwick-

I hope you can stop by to see your hood back in the day. Kindly share the info about the show with your followers.


December 7 - 31, 2011
Here I Am: Bushwick in the 1980s by Meryl Meisler,

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 6-8 PM
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, December 14, 7-8 PM
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays - Sundays, 1-6 PM

Soho Photo: 15 White Street, NY, NY 10013
Soho Photo is located 3 block south of Canal St. between 6th Avenue and West Broadway
Contact: Wayne Parsons, or 212.662.5532

Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce that Meryl Meisler is December’s guest exhibitor. Her show is entitled, Here I Am: Bushwick in the 1980s. When Meisler began teaching art in Bushwick in December 1981, she wondered, “Was the other art teacher killed?” Meisler explains, “Bushwick resembled a ghost town war zone. Scorched and seemingly forgotten since the ’77 blackout, Bushwick hit the skids. To me, Bushwick’s natural light was beautiful; kids were kids, vacant buildings whispered: Here I am, take my picture before I collapse. Using a plastic point and shoot and color slide film, I photographed walking from subway to school, through classroom windows and back again. The images, many forgotten in boxes for nearly 30 years, are a wink, quick sketches of the neighborhood’s people and places during a disparate decade. Revisiting to photograph Bushwick today, I feel like Jimmy Stewart’s character George Bailey coming home to Pottersville in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ There’s been a paradigm shift. Burnt out Bushwick has become fertile ground for community activism and the arts.”

See Meisler’s interview with Gabe Pressman on NBC:
Bushwick: Brooklyn's Newest Frontier
A special report by Senior Correspondent Gabe Pressman
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