ACA Galleries hosted a reception for Track Work: 100 Years of New York’s Subway, which showcases an array of artists.
February 14, 2020: ACA Galleries at 529 West 20th Street in the Gallery District hosted an opening reception for, Track Work: 100 Years of New York’s Subway on view through March 14, 2020.
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’ 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 nonnarrative art which explore the geometries and lines of girders and tracks as well as extreme darkness to bright sunlight.
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, Phase 2, Jack Prudnikov, Philip Reisman, Doug Safranek, David Schmidlapp, John Sloan, Richard Sloat, Raphael Soyer, Curt Szekessy, Hans Welti, and Edmund Yaghjian.
American Contemporary Art Gallery (ACA) is one of the earliest champions of American art in New York City. Founded in 1932 ACA’s pioneering interest in progressive American art was established early on with exhibitions featuring or introducing the work of Rockwell Kent, Alice Neel, Barnett Newman, David Smith and Charles White, among others. In 1935, ACA hosted the inaugural meetings of the American Artists Congress (AAC), the influential precursor of the federal programs that aided artists and funded public art projects during the depression. Committed to continuing its tradition of supporting artists with progressive points of view ACA continues to break new ground. ACA specializes in 19th & 20th century American, European, Modern & Contemporary art.