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Don’t Miss These Two Subway Art Openings!

Nina Boesch

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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

Joan Iaconetti

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.

Seth Tane’s Above and Below

Seth Tane

Subway artist Seth Tane is showing 40 of his latest paintings now through April 25th. All the info below!

The exhibition can be seen at the architecture firm of Deborah Berke Partners located at 220 5th avenue. The building is located at the NW corner of 5th avenue and 26th street in the Flatiron District of Manhattan opposite Madison Square Park. Viewing hours are 9AM – 6PM Monday – Friday. Phone: (212) 229-9211

Stunning Subway Watercolors by Joan Iaconetti

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Check out these incredibly dramatic watercolor paintings by artist and teacher Joan Iaconetti. The MTA should just post her paintings over the actual surfaces underground. Maybe some riders would smile on occasion.

More images on Joan’s blog!

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Escape

In contrast to all the post-Sandy images we are seeing of a flooded subway system, here is a painting by Seth Tane called “Escape.” Be safe.

Seth Tane – American Painting

Flashback Friday: Howard Thain

Howard Thain, Grand Central Station, N.Y.C., 1927

Flashback Friday: Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko, Untitled Subway, 1937

Flashback Friday: Charlotte Johnson Wahl

Charlotte Johnson Wahl, Subway NYC, 1994

Subway Artist Profile: Richard Estes

Richard Estes, The L Train, 2009

From Wikipedia

Richard Estes is an American artist, best known for his photorealist paintings. The paintings generally consist of reflective, clean, and inanimate city and geometric landscapes. He is regarded as one of the founders of the international photo-realist movement of the late 1960s, with such painters as Ralph Goings, Chuck Close, and Duane Hanson. Author Graham Thompson wrote, “One demonstration of the way photography became assimilated into the art world is the success of photorealist painting in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is also called super-realism or hyper-realism and painters like Richard Estes, Denis Peterson, Audrey Flack, and Chuck Close often worked from photographic stills to create paintings that appeared to be photographs.”

Richard Estes at Marlborough Gallery

Richard Estes on Artnet

Art Basel Miami 2011 – Cope2′s Rise to the Occasion

NYC graffiti king COPE2 also showed paintings during Art Basel in Miami at his solo show called “Rise to the Occasion.” In many ways his work was similar to UR New York’s—a mix of collage, painting and tagging. COPE also references the subway in his work with subway cars and wet paint signs.

Check out COPE’s site for more!

Miami Art Basel 2011 – John Gagliano, “Sold My Soul for a G Train”

While roaming the streets of Wynwood in Miami, I found some fun subway art in a very unlikely place: an ice cream truck. One gallery took the less expensive route by selling art out of the back of this vehicle (seen below).

John Gagliano is the artist behind this very epic painting called “Sold My Soul for a G Train.” If only waiting for the G were actually this interesting.

 

 

Fletcher Crossman – “Train Car”

Fletcher Crossman is an England-born painter who now resides in New York City. He has done some wonderful work depicting the transit system such as Train Car above. Check out his site if you like what you see!