TIME RAIL By Vickie Byron

4 Elements Studio Satellite Gallery Presents: “Track City”, an exhibition of paintings by Vickie Byron

January 12, 2024 thru March 24, 2024.

Solo Exhibition featuring Vickie Byron at 4 Elements Studio satellite windows gallery located at 131 GENESEE STREET, UTICA, NY (Genesee St. street and sidewalk viewing)

An opening reception and artist talk will take place on January 12, 6:00 pm located at 1607 Genesee Street, Utica, NY.

Utica, NY— The public is invited to view the solo exhibition of artist Vickie Byron at 4 Elements Studio satellite windows gallery located at 131 Genesee St. Utica, NY. The exhibition can be viewed any time day or night from the Genesee St. sidewalk or street view. This solo exhibition is a collection of oil and acrylic paintings. The exhibition will be available for viewing Friday, January 12, until March 24, 2024.
The opening reception and artist talk is on January 12, 2024, 6:00pm at 4 Elements Studio located at 1607 Genesee Street, Utica, NY.

Vickie Byron is a NYC artist based in Queens who paints the geometric understructures of New York City’s subways and bridges, embedding text in the painted architecture of the city in an expression of its culture and social history. Her paintings’ filmstrip-like frames and fast subway tracks capture the visual speed and the repeating rhythms of the city.

Artist Bio

Vickie has a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Queens College, City University of New York. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in various galleries and museums including the Queens Museum of Art, Local Project, Jamaica Center for Arts, the New York Hall of Science, and Flushing Council on the Arts. She is the author of the poetry chapbook,Watered Down, Finishing Line Press, and has been the featured poet in numerous reading series in NYC. She has also taught art in New York City public schools. www.vickiebyron.net 

​Artist Statement

Inspired by views along the J train between Brooklyn and Queens, I paint New York City’s buildings, bridges, and subway stations, tagging my paintings with wordplay and geometric designs. I lay down tracks in my compositions, arranging the city’s lines, adding references like tarot card borders, poker skies, and pink castles. With a focus on rhythm, pattern, and the speed of my marks, I depict openings and barriers that frame the city, splitting it into regular intervals that mark progression through time. Recurrent imagery includes fences, repurposed architecture, found and imagined text, and occasional cars or people. The city provides socio-political warnings and titles for my paintings–Watch the Gap, Keep Out, and Turn Left. Combining architecture with movement and ever-waiting figures, I explore the passing of time, transition, and loneliness while documenting a 21st-century city in flux.

4 Elements Studio Satellite Gallery Presents Track City, An Exhibition of Paintings By Vickie Byron That Capture NYC In Motion With Subways, Bridges, And Text.