August Mosca, “Subway in Glowing Colors,” 1946, oil on canvas, 28.5 x 31 in.
August Mosca, “Subway in Glowing Colors,” 1946, oil on canvas, 28.5 x 31 in.

“Track Work: One Hundred Years of New York City’s Subway” is an exhibition at ACA Galleries (New York), on view through March 14, 2020.

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The subway as a subject has captured the artist’s imagination since its beginnings. A symbol of modern progress, the subway is a great unifier; the ultimate democracy, where people from different boroughs, classes, races, and ethnicities come together for the same fare and experience.

The exhibition showcases an array of artists’ narrative interpretations over the last century and demonstrates how the subway exemplifies the diversity and community that defines New York as a city.

The subway provides dramatic possibilities for non-narrative art that explores the geometries and lines of girders and tracks as well as extreme darkness to bright sunlight.

Reginald Marsh, “Times Square Subway Station,” 1938, watercolor, charcoal, and gouache on paper
Reginald Marsh, “Times Square Subway Station,” 1938, watercolor, charcoal, and gouache on paper

Artists include Linda Adato, William Behnken, Saul Chase, Howard Cook, Chris “Daze” Ellis, Joseph Golinkin, Steven Katz, Henry Koerner, Greg Lamarche, Martin Lewis, Louis Lozowick, Adriaan Lubbers, Anthony Mitri, Francis Luis Mora, Reginald Marsh, August Mosca, Richard Pantell, Joseph Peller, Alan Petrulis, Jack Prudnikov, Philip Reisman, Doug Safranek, David Schmidlapp, John Sloan, Richard Sloat, Raphael Soyer, Curt Szekessy, Hans Welti, and Edmund Yaghjian.

Learn more at www.acagalleries.com.


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