June 27, 2006


Well, if you grow weary of the sun and the cocktails and the boys and the drag queens and the crystal and the meat rack, why not take in some culcha? Ande's a dyke friend who has been chronicling the downrown club scene sice the early '80's. Her subjects include John Sex, Wendy Wild, Sister DImension and (above) Ethyl Eichelberger.


Ande Whyland at the Barbara Ann Levy Gallery
2 more weeks, until July 2nd

The opening at the new Barbara Ann Levy Gallery at the dock in Cherry Grove was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who came! Guests included photographers Gina Garan and Steven Menendez and artist/performer Tabboo. I was also surprised to see some of my old friends from the Pyramid.

There are still two more weekends to see the show, so if you're going out to Fire Island, please stop by. There are 14 prints in all. A couple of them were on display at the New Museum's East Village show, but most have never been seen or published. These photos will take you back to Club 57, the Pyramid, the East Village and the early days of Wigstock.

Some of the photos in the show can be seen at my new website andewhyland.com and at thebarbaraannlevygallery.com

Barbara Ann Levy Gallery
159 Dock Walk
Cherry Grove, Fire Island NY 11782
Open Fridays from 6-10 pm, Saturdays from 2-11 pm, and Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm