It's not every day that I can combine my love of the CTA with my love of innovative art.
We can all do that this weekend when Vertical Gallery presents TRANSIT, a group art show all about trains, subways & bridges. The show runs from June 7 to 28, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. this Saturday, June 7. For this exhibition, the gallery at 1016 N. Western Ave. selected artists who use a wide range of mediums including paper collage, glass making, photography, painting, found objects, mixed-media, model trains, etc.
Of note is Chicago artist Nick Fury, who bases all of his work on CTA experiences. Using white-out tape on paper, he has created a new collection of CTA disaster scenes. Let's hope all the disaster scenes aren't based on his own experiences.
Other artists include:
- Washington, DC-based Tim Conlon was featured and curated the G scale train exhibit in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s, Art in The Streets survey of graffiti and street art. Conlon will bring his famous model trains and large-format paintings to the exhibition.
- New York City artist Cope2 crosses between art world, mainstream and street culture alike. One of New York City's most legendary prolific graffiti artists, he began tagging his name in the South Bronx since 1978. Cope2 brings his raw energy into abstract masterpieces, intertwined with his trademark bubble letters and tags on subway maps.
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