James writes: It was a great day in Bushwick on Saturday as over seventy five artists, gallerists, journalists, and organizers joined photographer Meryl Meisler and me at Stout Projects to take part in the Bushwick Documentation Project. A big thank you to Hyperallergic, Bushwick Daily, and Bedford & Bowery for helping to spread the word of this all-inclusive open call. Meryl's photographs and my writing of this great day will appear in our exhibition at Stout Projects over Bushwick Open Studios in October 2016. In the meantime, here is some documentation of the documentation including a great video by James Kalm.
We all know that Bushwick Open Studios is slated for October this year rather its customary first-weekend-in-June dateline, but that doesn't mean that the organization that puts it all together, Arts in Bushwick, is idle this weekend. Today, for instance, was a huge photo session helmed by the champion photographer and storied documentarian of Bushwick, Meryl Meisler, and her critical counterpart in Bushwick-art-ography, the writer James Panero. They were the patient ringleaders of a shoot involving scores of BOS veterans and local gallerists for AiB's ambitious book project, now nearly wrapped up. Lots of familiar faces, lots more who surely should've been there. A few kids and twice as many dogs. All in front of and upstairs at host gallery Stout Projects. And all very fun. Meryl, center here, is a photographic—and photogenic—ringleader par excellence. Also of note: Tomorrow is Bushwick Community Day in Irving Park. With a bit of transposition, AiB could stand for 'Anything But Inactive.' An active weekend for AiB, for sure. And a big hats off to James and Meryl for pulling off today's shoot with such apparent ease. @artsinbushwick @merylmeisler @jamespanero @bibibrazil @stoutprojects #nycart #brooklynart #bushwickart #bushwickopenstudios #artsinbushwick #bushwickdocumentationproject #photoshoot #jamespanero #merylmeisler #bushwickartgalleries #bushwickartists