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“Sex At The Disco…Underground Club Scene 1970-1980″ by Veretta

Posted Aug. 28, 2014, at 8:27 a.m.
&quotDisco Twins" 1979
Vintage Silver Gelatin Print
Hasselbald Camera
Veretta Cobler
"Disco Twins" 1979 Vintage Silver Gelatin Print Hasselbald Camera

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: The Kymara Gallery at Geno's Rock Club, 625 Congress St, Portland, Maine

For more information: 207-286-7399; kymara.com

Opening September 12, and running through September 28, The Kymara Gallery at Geno’s Rock Club, presents Sex At The Disco…Underground Club Scene, 1970-1980″ – photography by Veretta Cobler, NYC-based fashion fine art photographer and author. Images from Cobler’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 theatre, techno and diva drama became popularized. Through photography, Cobler documented this club scene that blossomed during this pre-AIDS peak of the Disco era, happening 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 Kymara Gallery at Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress Street, Portland, Maine. Contact: Kymara Lonergan, Gallery Director 207-286-7399. Kymara@kymara.com. An opening celebration will be on Friday, September 12th from 6 to 9 pm. Vintage and limited edition prints and books signed by the photographer will be available.

The exhibition is sponsored by “Tish and Snooky’s Manic Panic NYC” and Shipyard Brewery.

About the Kymara Gallery: The Kymara Gallery, founded in 1985 in Kennebunkport, Maine, promotes and preserves the creative accomplishments of artists and musicians whose work may not be exhibited in a traditional gallery space or may be destroyed due to its subject matter under other circumstances. Shows are held at the gallery space, located at The North Dam Mill, Biddeford, Maine, at The Kymara Gallery at Geno’s Rock Club, Portland, Maine and with community partners who share our vision of artistic freedom. Happenings are three day events that illustrate as accurately as possible historic moments in the rise of the artistic underground. The Gallery promotes both established and emerging artists and musicians. For more information: Kymara.com.

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