Metro Card Art, Round 2, Comes to Sloan Fine Art
Sloane Fine Art is hosting a unique exhibit this week that will feature a vast array of art on metro cards. “Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again,” comes to the LES after a successful inaugural exhibition held by artists Jean-Pierre Roy and Michael Kagan last year titled, “Single Fare.” Now, the artists are teaming up with the gallery to present “round two” with the same restrictions as last year – the submissions were open to any artist that wanted to participate; the only requirement – the work had to be submitted on a used MetroCard.
The press release notes the artists were “inspired by the notion that the city’s subways and buses allow for a kind of creative interchange unmatched in human history.” All work will be sold for $100 dollars. Some select artists were asked to create pieces that will be raffled off with proceeds to benefit Transportation Alternatives and Alliance for the Arts’ NYC Arts. The show will run for one week only, through Saturday, March 26th at Sloan Fine Art (128 Rivington). The opening reception (and raffle) is tomorrow night from 5p – 9pm. Gallery hours are Noon to 6pm (Closed Monday & Tuesday).