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In this moment of profound reckoning for our country, I'm stunned by having witnessed so brazenly the ongoing consequences of whiteness being weaponized against Black bodies. I grieve for the Black lives taken from us: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. I'm also pained by the toll COVID-19 has taken on our country, our city, our borough, and our neighbors. KEEP READING >>

MAKE THIS ACCESSIBLE

What is New York’s perspective on transit? What inspires you about your daily commute, whether it be good or bad? How do artists view the MTA? The diversity that comes with this institution; the many faces of its community and the perspectives that they bring. The dark side of transportation and the cost you have to give when taking the Metro Transit Authority. Make This Accessible reveals small secrets within the system you see everyday.

Download the exhibition catalog to read more, HERE. Watch the Zoom recording of the opening reception, HERE.

Exhibiting Artists
Asilbek Akmalov
Hunter Blu
Educational Video Center Youth Documentary Workshop
Jose Gonzales
Kyra Horario
Angel Melgar
Mahnoor Sheikh
Orchid Sylvester

*Please note that the true size of some of the works has been altered in the virtual exhibition. Their actual physical dimensions are included in the individual artist sections.

 

 
 
 
 

 

EXHIBITED WORKS



MAHNOOR SHEIKH

Is a Black Life Worth $2.75?, 2020
Acrylic paint, twine, metro cards, masking tape
36 x 48 in.


ORCHID SYLVESTER

Mates of State, 2019
Acrylic and collage
12 x 16 in.


HUNTER BLU

Nigga boy, 2019
Mixed Media
23 x 32 in.

 

Hot As Fuck, 2019
Mixed media
29 x 45 in.

 

Little Negro, 2019
Mixed Media
24 x 18 in.

“urban” is the new “primitive”, 2020
Single-channel video
1:22 min.


KYRA HORARIO

Encounter, 2018
35mm film photograph
12 x 8 in. (virtual dimensions: 31 x 46 in.)

 

Aggregate, 2019
Collage
10 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (virtual dimensions: 12 x 16 in.)


ANGEL MELGAR

Underground City, 2020
Paint, marker, stickers, pen, and birch panel on canvas
12 x 12 in.


ASILBEK AKMALOV

Q Train, 2019
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 in. (virtual dimensions: 51.5 x 38.8 in)

 

Sleeping Worker, 2019
Oil on wood panel
24 x 18 in.

 

B3 Bus, 2020
Oil on wood panel
24 x 18 in.


JOSE GONZALES

punishing students, 2019
from the series It Was About Money
Ink on Metrocard
2 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.

 

the start, 2019
from the series It Was About Money
Ink on Metrocard
2 1/8 x 3 3/8 in.


EDUCATIONAL VIDEO CENTER YOUTH DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP

 

Ride to Nowhere, 2019
Single-channel video
21:21 min.


ABOUT THE YOUTH CURATORIAL FELLOWSHIP
BRIC’s Youth Curatorial Fellowship program is a group of teen curators developing and producing the first Annual For-Teens-By-Teens Exhibition. The exhibition will showcase Visual Arts pieces in 2D & 3D mediums created by Brooklyn high school and college undergraduate age (14-21) artists, including printmaking, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, textile, mixed-media, and installation art.