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Issue No. 18 - Humanity

CLAY PATRICK MCBRIDE: 3RD RAIL, A site specific installation, At Foley Gallery

 Image above by Clay Patrick McBride, 3rd Rail, 2013, Dimensions Variable, ©Clay Patrick McBride, Courtesy of Foley Gallery, New York.

 

Foley Gallery is presenting 3rd Rail, a site-specific installation by Clay Patrick McBride.

McBride’s installation is part of the storefront window curatorial series, in which artists are invited to create site-specific works for Foley Gallery’s window displays. For this installation, McBride sculpts and pastes his black and white 35mm photographs of people riding the NYC subway to replicate a sense of anxiety and anonymity.

unnamed (5)Clay Patrick McBride, 3rd Rail, 2013, Dimensions Variable, ©Clay Patrick McBride, Courtesy of Foley Gallery, New York.

 

McBride’s installation is part of the storefront window curatorial series, in which artists are invited to create site-specific works for Foley Gallery’s window displays. For this installation, 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 long glass corridor windows will accentuate the subway rider’s experience, creating a dark and chaotic claustrophobia on other side of the gallery’s entranceway.

collage1Clay Patrick McBride and 3rd Rail Installation

 

According to McBride, “My camera reports less about how the subway looks than it does about how this fearful space feels. The photographic frame becomes a kind of prison for our uneasy consciousness. Travelers are deformed as they are captured in my 35mm cells and crushed by the weight of the world. Witnessing the mass of people robbed of their identities; my camera turns them all into phantoms.”

unnamedClay Patrick McBride, 3rd Rail, 2013, Dimensions Variable, ©Clay Patrick McBride, Courtesy of Foley Gallery, New York.

 

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unnamed (2)Clay Patrick McBride, 3rd Rail, 2013, Dimensions Variable, ©Clay Patrick McBride, Courtesy of Foley Gallery, New York.

 

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unnamed (3)Clay Patrick McBride, 3rd Rail, 2013, Dimensions Variable, ©Clay Patrick McBride, Courtesy of Foley Gallery, New York.

 

unnamed (4)Clay Patrick McBride, 3rd Rail, 2013, Dimensions Variable, ©Clay Patrick McBride, Courtesy of Foley Gallery, New York.

 

Opening Image by Paula Rey Jimenez

 

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