MetroCards Become A Canvas For NYC Art Show

MetroCards Become A Canvas For NYC Art Show
Arts & Culture

Exhibition will offer affordable artwork and a chance to help two NYC charities.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 15 march 2011

Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again is a unique exhibition opening this Thursday at Sloan Fine Art on the Lower East Side in New York City. The show will feature work created on used MetroCards. Last year artists Jean-Pierre Roy and Michael Kagan staged the first Single Fare exhibition at their studio in Brooklyn. The inspiration for the show came from the notion that the city’s subways and buses allow for a kind of creative interchange unmatched in human history. Single Fare 1 presented over 700 works from artists around the globe.

For Single Fare 2, Roy and Kagan issued an open call for work created on the 7 inch plastic cards. Individual pieces at the show will each be sold for $100. Additionally, a number of works will be raffled off with the proceeds going to charities Transportation Alternatives and the Alliance for the Arts NYC.

The above work is one of sixteen submissions from Jason Das.

Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 17th, from 5to 9 pm
Friday, March 18 through Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sloan Fine Art
128 Rivington Street at Norfolk
New York

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