Opening Friday, September 12th
at The Kymara Gallery at Geno's Rock Club, 625 Congress Street, Portland, Maine.
The Kymara Gallery presents Sex At The Disco... Sexual Playground 1970-1980 photography by Veretta Cobler, NYC-based fashion and fine art photographer and author. Images from Veretta's book, New York Underground 1970-1980, along with several never before seen vintage prints depicting the orgasmic culture, extravagant fashion, and uninhibited party scenes of New York City's infamous Disco era, will be on display during this exhibition. Veretta expertly captures the energy, drama and driving dance floor sexuality that dominated a brief period in the city's club history. During this period, themed parties such as circus, Hollywood, dance theater, techno and diva drama were popular. Through photography, Cobler documented this club scene, which blossomed during this pre-AIDS peak of the Disco era, alongside the rise of the Women's Liberation and Gay Rights movements. Extravagant interiors, Wild Cabaret fashion, romantic characters, and the drama of infamous clubs such as Plato's Retreat, Studio 54, Circus, Xenon and the Paradise Garage, have been immortalized by the photographer.
The exhibit will open on Friday, September 12th, 7-9 PM. Limited signed copies of New York Underground 1970-1980 are available for purchase at the show and online.
Sponsored by Shipyard Brewing Company and Tish & Snooky's Manic Panic