Loading Events

Fishs Eddy presents Off the Rails: MetroCard Art (and more) by Thomas McKean

Community Culture


5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fishs Eddy
889 Broadway

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.

Flatiron & NoMad Businesses: Have an event to add? Submit it here

Thomas McKean

Flatiron & NoMad Weekly Newsletter

Get 'The Latest' about local events, new business openings, district news, and neighborhood resources direct to your inbox each week. For quarterly market updates, you can also select the Flatiron & NoMad Real Estate Snapshot.

Email Lists(Required)

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Flatiron NoMad Partnership, 230 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1511, New York, NY, 10001, US, http://www.flatironnomad.nyc. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.