MetroCard art show
A group art show, “Single Fare,” is on display through May 12 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where the unifying theme centered around the useful, yet temperamental New York City MetroCard which is utilized by various artists as a blank canvas. Organized by Michael Kagan and Jean-Pierre Roy, this event was inspired by one of Roy’s students at the New York Academy of Art, Imogen Slater who had used the cards to paint self-portraits. They’ve received over 350 submissions. Some of it seems slightly kitschy. I would have sent in one myself, except mine would’ve had an expletive painted on it because I’ve had two unlimited MetroCards fail in the past three months. Let’s just say I’m not the biggest fan right now of the MTA, but I like the show’s concept.