Arcadia University Art Gallery Hosts ‘Subway Therapy’ Project Through April 2
The Arcadia University Art Gallery is presenting “Subway Therapy,” a project by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew “Levee” Chavez.
Featuring more than 2,000 anonymous sticky notes posted by commuters on the walls of New York’s Union Square and 14th Street/6th Avenue subway stations in the days immediately following the 2016 presidential election, the exhibition invites visitors to continue the project at Arcadia by posting their own messages on the gallery wall.
The exhibition remains on view through April 2.
Each of the project’s original 2,000 sticky notes are inscribed with a short message that conveys the unfiltered thoughts of New Yorkers in response to the outcome of the election.
The notes represent a fraction of approximately 50,000 total sticky notes that covered Union Street Station and the tunnel connecting it to 7th Avenue’s 14th Street Station from Nov. 9 to Dec. 16, when the Manhattan Transport Authority removed the notes with Levee’s cooperation.
Thousands of these notes are now part of the permanent collection of the New York Historical Society, where they have joined other artifacts, including objects recovered from Ground Zero, archived at the institution.
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