In Brief

A political artist's gallery on gun violence is hidden in an abandoned subway platform

To see artist and activist Phil America‘s latest work, ‘The Perilous Fight,’ you’ll have to head underground, run along the live railroad tracks in tunnels of a Brooklyn subway and brave the rats until you reach an abandoned platform that has been turned into an illicit pop-up gallery.

The Subway Gallery displays a series of flags embroidered with guns, each representing a different instance of gun violence in America. According to the artist’s website:

The flags are a tribute, a memory, and a reminder; they are the promise that those lost in these terrible events are not forgotten. They serve to remind that gun violence in America is so prevalent that it has become a part of our national identity.

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