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6sqft’s ongoing array The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a thesis or a place within New York City. In this installment, Meryl Meisler captures the artists and performers of Bushwick’s bar and eventuality space Bizarre. Are we a photographer who’d like to see your work featured on The Urban Lens? Get in hold with us during [email protected].

When he changed to NYC, French filmmaker Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire squatted in a boarded adult Bushwick building until he eventually owned it. Along with friend Gregory Baubeau, he motionless to spin a building into a bar, opening space, and gallery desirous by a furious stories of Greenwich Village’s underground, fashionable Café Bizarre. Their possess BIZARRE opened in 2013, and shortly afterward they exhibited photographer Meryl Meisler’s iconic shots of a neighborhood in a glam/gritty ’70s and ’80s.

Now, Meisler has come together with Sauvaire and Baubeau for a new muster that showcases a “assorted stupidity and a unexpected” of benefaction day BIZARRE. They’ve shared their enterprising photos with 6sqft, capturing all those who make a venue special–the acrobats, artists, burlesque, circus, drag kings and queens, fire spinners, magicians, musicians, poets, congregation and more–and Meisler has given us a inside dip on this singular scene.

How prolonged have we lived in NYC? What area do we live in now?
I changed to NYC in 1975 and now live in Chelsea.

How did we get introduced to Bizarre?
During Bushwick Open Studios 2012, my vaunt “Defying Devastation: Bushwick in The ‘80s,” a partnership with a author Vanessa Mártir, non-stop during The Living Gallery. A male who recently bought a building in Bushwick came opposite my photographs from a 2007 exhibit during The Brooklyn Historical Society and wanted to accommodate me and see a work in person. The following year, Vanessa and we collaborated on “Defying Devastation: Bushwick Then Now” during The Living Gallery, that had changed to Broadway. Being in Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is a marathon-like experience; we took a mangle to go to a recently non-stop bar down a travel we listened about. As shortly as we entered, that same male smiled. It was BIZARRE! Thus, we met Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire and shortly after his business partner Gregory Babeau.

Jean showed me a underling groundwork space he recently embellished black where he was exhibiting still photographs from his films. He wanted to spin a space into a “Black Box Gallery” and uncover photographers’ work he loved, such as mine. I went behind to Bizarre in a tumble for an vaunt opening. There was a disco round spinning on a categorical floor. There was a disco round in a restroom. It strike me, this would be a ideal place to uncover my disco and Bushwick photographs together.

I asked Jean if a space was accessible for BOS 2014; we concluded to do an vaunt on a spot. To my warn BIZARRE motionless to vaunt and publish my books “A Tale of Two Cities Disco Era Bushwick”(2015) and “Purgatory Paradise SASSY ‘70s Suburbia The City” (2016).

What creates this venue unique?
BIZARRE is a warm, welcoming insinuate space to enjoy a good review over beverages or food, see a singular live show, film or book launch, exhibits, and penchant a joys of leisure and life. It is busy by locals and people from all over a New York segment and even attracts visitors from abroad. The performances are not only entertaining, they’re mostly political, fortifying and infrequently a bit “mind blowing.”

How do your photos of a bar review to those we took of a humanities stage in a ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s?
BIZARRE reminds me really most of a humanities and bar scenes we busy and photographed over a decades.  That’s because we suggested to Jean and Greg to do an vaunt focused on BIZARRE as a subject. To me, a photographs are a reversion and current, rather timeless.

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Website: merylmeisler.com

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Via Gregory Baubeau

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Via Gregory Baubeau

Folk Circus Umbrella Dance

Madame Vivien V's Fire Circle, Bizarre Bushwick

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Via Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

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Via Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

Jack Hammer, Bizarre Bushwick Jun 2015

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Sailor Kiss

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BIZARRE: Assorted Madness and a Unexpected is on perspective during a Black Box Gallery through Jan 1, 2017 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4am and Monday by Friday from 4pm to 4am.

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Photos © Meryl Meisler unless differently noted

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Performers Take Break during Stoop, Bizarre Bushwick

Suspenders

WARNING, Bizarre Bushwick 2015

Jack Hammer, Bizarre Bushwick Jun 2015

Madame Vivien V's Fire Circle, Bizarre Bushwick

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Folk Circus Umbrella Dance

Sailor Kiss

Bizarre Bushwick, folk circus

Bizarre Bushwick, folk circus

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