Single Fare 4, an open exhibition using NYC Metro Cards as the "canvas" for the art. The concept was created by artists Michael Kagan and Jean-Pierre Roy back in 2010, and since then the popularity of the exhibition has grown. Over the years important artists have part taken on the event, which brings an element of whimsy and fun to an over stuffy art world.
three little drawings for Single Fare 2: Please Swipe Again, and I must day I was not prepared for the incredible work that was exhibited that year. What do you make in such a tiny little space? I was not sure back then and so I did quick little sketches of subway riders. This time I'm trying my hardest to stand out because on year two I felt I fell flat on my face.
Thankfully my friend Kyle came through and gave me three metro cards he was not going to use. He even gessoed them and had them attached to a plexiglass for easy painting. Thank you Kyle, I guess I can't back down now!
Here's a short video of the beginning stages for all three metro cards. This is the first time I'm working on multiple paintings at once, who knows maybe I'll make a habit of it.