A Conversation with Clayton Patterson and ESOPUS’ Tod Lipy Tonight
Lower East Side artist and community activist Clayton Patterson has been documenting the fabric of the neighborhood since the eighties. Now, he’s diving into his archives to share his photographs of those who performed at the East Village’s legendary Pyramid Club. Patterson is often cited as a notable pioneer in capturing the evolution of drag in the mid-eighties. He’ll be joined in this conversational event by ESOPUS founding editor Tod Lippy, ESOPUS magazine, whose magazine has received critical accolades for maintaining an “unfiltered, dynamic presentation of creative expression.”
Here’s a bit more, from the mailbag:
Recently featured in ESOPUS 24, Patterson will discuss his portrayal of the drag queens who inhabited New York City’s Pyramid Club – such as Tabboo, Hapi Phase, Sun PK, RuPaul and others – as well as a range of photographs representing his work on the Lower East Side. The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A and book sale and signing.
The event starts tonight at 6pm, at Tompkins Square Library. RSVP online, by phone, or in person at the branch.