Come check out the opening of my friend Sebrina Fassbender's work (a co-show with LaToya Ruby Frazier) tomorrow night at Higher Pictures. Sebrina spent the last many years working intimately with prostitutes and drug abusers in NYC, but instead of always turning her eye towards the darker side of sex and drugs, she often manages to take pictures of her subjects (and at this point, after all of this time, her friends) during their most beautiful, frail moments, really making the images more about the people they contain than objectification of a group of people.
The show runs from tomorrow, May 14th, to June 20th.
I am Melissa Banigan. I've been many things under the sun, but am currently a single mom raising an amazing kid in Brooklyn, writing novels and short stories, and working on some art (canvases and paper). I also, under the moniker melifera, produce off-the-cusp embroidered clothing and bags.