Photographs of advertising space on the New York subway

Subtext advertising space on the New York subway by Wyatt Gallery

Wyatt Gallery (a person not a place) is an award-winning American photographer living between New York and the Caribbean. Many of his photos raise awareness and support for communities damaged by natural disaster such as Haiti and Hurricane Sandy. This year he exhibited a body of work called Subtext, photographs of advertising space on the New York subway where posters had been temporarily removed. What remained were layers of graffiti, glue and torn posters that had built up over the decades. Taking note of these accidental artworks, Gallery photographed them. The results reference American Abstract Expressionism and French décollage art of the 1960s Nouveau Réalisme movement and are designed to evoke the question, what lies beneath that which forms desire? Via Foley Gallery

Subtext by Wyatt Gallery

Subtext advertising space on the New York subway by Wyatt Gallery

Subtext advertising space on the New York subway by Wyatt Gallery

Subtext by Wyatt Gallery

Subtext by Wyatt Gallery

Images via Wyatt Gallery

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).