The NYSM History Collection recently acquired a collection of paintings by Ken Rush (b.1948). Rush divides his time between Vermont and Brooklyn producing rural and urban subjects that move between the realistic and the abstract. In this group of quiet, almost haunting subway paintings, he works with the geometry of flat planes and deep space focusing on the structure of the place, avoiding all references to people, the trains, and even the trash.
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