3rd Rail © Clay Patrick McBride

3rd Rail © Clay Patrick McBride
The 3rd Rail, a site-specific installation by photo giant Clay Patrick McBride, opened at Foley Gallery this week; part of the gallery’s ongoing storefront window curatorial series. McBride sculpts and pastes his black and white 35mm photographs of people riding the NYC subway to replicate a sense of anxiety and anonymity. The work, exhibited inside the long glass corridor windows on either side of the Gallery entrance-way, is meant to convey the subway rider’s dark and chaotic claustrophobia experience.

W.M. Hunt, Curator and author of The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious told me, “His final project ... was a seemingly enormous 6-foot combination with wood, photographs and drawings that looked like the bowsprit on a ship.  At the beginning of the evening reception, Duane Michals walked in, took a moment to consider what was in front of him, sized it up, and pronounced it “Primal!” It doesn’t get better than that.” read more here....

3rd Rail
Clay Patrick McBride
59 Orchard Street, NYC
January 21 – February 22, 2015

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