Fishs Eddy presents Off the Rails: MetroCard Art (and more) by Thomas McKean
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Opening Celebration – Thursday, October 27 from 5-8 pm
Thirty years ago, outsider artist Thomas McKean took a close look at the New York City MetroCard and hasn’t looked back. In the limited color palette of MetroCards (yellow, blue, black), he found an expanding world of images, colors, ideas which eventually led to more than one thousand works of art.
Dozens of pieces – portraits, cityscapes, abstracts, 3-D constructions, and more – all made 100% from MetroCards will be on view and sale in the exhibition “Off the Rails: MetroCard Art (and more) by Thomas McKean” at the uniquely New York tableware emporium Fishs Eddy, 889 Broadway at 19th Street on view from October 24 during store hours, Monday-Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm.
Other work, also made from or about found objects, include pieces made from business cards, dollar bills, even trash, as well as drawings and photographs. With the MetroCard about to be phased out, come see Thomas McKean’s work made from them before they ride off into the sunset.
This is the first one-person exhibition of the art of Thomas McKean. Thomas McKean is an artist, writer, storyteller, singer/songwriter, educator and lifelong New Yorker.