Nina’s amazing collages are made entirely on MTA MetroCards, transformed into NYC’s most iconic images.
Opens Wednesday, May 7th 6pm-8pm
350 Bleecker Lobby Gallery
New York, New York
Manhattan watercolorist Joan Iaconetti’s first solo exhibit at The New School imagines the mundane, post-graffiti subway as a dark, deliciously sinister world full of vertiginous angles, dripping platforms, swarming riders, all done in layer upon layer of monochromatic watercolor. Her large-scale watercolors made their first appearance here, and were later called “evocative neo-noir” by the Curbed.NY architecture blog.
Opens Tuesday, May 20th 6pm-8pm The New School
66 West 12 Street between Fifth and Sixth Aves
Bridge Gallery, fourth floor; sign in at security desk
Exhibit runs May 20 – June 2; open 10am – 6pm, Mon. through Sat.
How many things could you possibly do with a 2 inch x 3.25 inch piece of plastic that has a single intended purpose? This a question I ask myself over and over while performing research for Subway Art blog. Of course I am talking about about the ubiquitous MetroCard. Just when I think I have seen everything that could be done with them, an artist like Nina Boesch hits one right out of the ballpark of my imagination.
Nina is a Manhattan-based graphic designer and artist. When she is not arranging pixels on the computer screen, she is arranging physical pixels made out of chopped up MetroCards and turning them into the mosaic-like collages you see in this post.
Nina started making these collages 10 years ago, initially as gifts for friends and family, but more recently has created them for gallery exhibitions and art fairs. She also accepts commissions for custom collages on her website. The site even includes an interactive feature to generate a MetroCard collage of yourself. Just upload a photo!