NYC’s Post-It Art Therapist Returns to Give Solace in the Wake of Charlottesville

In the aftermath of the election of President Donald Trump, New Yorkers came together for Subway Therapy, hangingPost-It notes expressing their frustrations, hopes, fears, and anger in New York subways stations. The participatory art installation returned August 24, this time in response to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white nationalist rally.

Subway Therapy is the brainchild of artist Matthew “Levee” Chavez, who set up shop in the subway on November 9, the day after Trump’s victory, with a folding table, a stack of Post-Its, and a sign inviting straphangers to express themselves.

“My intention with this project is to get people to write from their heart and their mind,” Chavez told Gothamist of bringing the project back to the New York underground. “But it’s also a chance to see how other people are reacting, so that we can all connect in this struggling time.”

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