Seven years ago, NYC-based artists Michael Kagan and Jean-Pierre Roy started Single Fare, an open call exhibition for art on NYC metro cards. For their fourth iteration, the organizers teamed up with The New York Academy of Art to put up their largest exhibition to date.
What started as a fun project to celebrate the local creative community and challenge artists to use this iconic object as a canvas, has now turned into a cultural phenomenon that took the concept far beyond the original idea. This year's event will present thousands of artworks created on, or with, an MTA ticket, including drawings, video installations, paintings, sculptures, interactive work, 3-D printed objects and more. The exhibition will be on view for two days, September 16 & 17, at Highline Stages, 441 West 14th Street in New York. All works will be sold at a flat fee of $115, except during the “preview hour” from 5 – 6 pm on Saturday, September 16, where works will sell for $215. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for special Metrocards by high-profile artists. A portion of sales will be benefitting student scholarships at the Academy and the Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art.––Sasha Bogojev