***DUE TO THE EXPECTED BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS, LE SALON D’ART PRESENTS JUAN CARLOS PINTO SOLO SHOW METROCARD ART OPENING HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THE DATE OF THE OPENING RECEPTION IS NOW THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH.
Le Salon d’Art presents Juan Carlos Pinto solo show Metrocard Art. Exhibit: February 5th – March 5th, 2013 Opening Party:
February 8 February 14th 2013 7-10pm. Works are playful and eye-catching commentaries on transit, the environment and waste.
JUAN CARLOS PINTO
Pinto spins gold from discarded pieces of everyday life like a modern King Midas. He extracts the New York City MetroCard’s distinct colors (orange, yellow, and blue) by cutting around the margins of the text, revealing a warm Fauvist palette culled from the most unlikely of sources. Hundreds (if not thousands) of plastic shards overcome their MetroCardness in Pinto’s imaginative alchemy of the everyday, reminding us there is magical potential in everything and nothing should be overlooked.
–J. Alexander Nixon, Art Historian (Stanford University)
Le Salon d’Art
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