AVEX-1-6 (MTA subway station) - CODAworx

AVEX-1-6 (MTA subway station)

Submitted by Derek Lerner

Client: MTA Arts & Design

Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $100,000

Project Team


Derek Lerner


MTA Arts & Design


Depp Glass




Six original and unique ink drawings in laminated glass installed in platform windscreens at Avenue X subway station on the F line. Created by Brooklyn-based Derek Lerner and fabricated by Depp Glass, the artwork plays with the idea of macro and micro scale, an essential visual language in the artist’s practice. Each unique drawing takes reference from the geographic location of the station as well as its cartographic relation to the city’s transportation network. For example, the path the F train takes through the city and its many stops, satellite imagery, maps, and other locations specific to the Avenue X station, were the artist’s starting points. The lyrical and intricately drawn AVEX1-6(station) is an allusion to mass transit as the circulatory system for our city and conveys an ever-changing, diverse and evolving metropolis. As artworks, the piercing blue and white drawings bring visual interest to the experience of this station in Gravesend, Brooklyn.


To greet daily commuters and passersby, where they can be enjoyed from both up-close and from street level.


Commissioned by MTA Art & Design. Original ink on paper drawings were translated into 30 laminated glass panels which were fabricated by Depp Glass. Digitization of original drawings was executed by GRAPHIC HAVOC.

Additional Information

Six 48" x 156" compositions (5 panels ea.) - Fabricated 0.875" depth laminated tempered glass.