Owning a model boxcar is as close you can come to parking a boxcar in your room, and Steel Wheels gives us this opportunity for the sixth year. A pioneer of bringing freight train graffiti art into the gallery, their shows now include clay sculptures, railroad signage, vintage railroad and subway maps, pieces of discarded railroad equipment repurposed as art, photography, and traditional canvas. This year Steel Wheels continues to venture into new territory with Steel Heels, a showcase of 50 custom stilettos painted by legendary freight heads. Steel Wheels raised $3,500 on kickstarter to be held in a gallery for the first time, making it a monumental year for the show. If you are in ATL or can make the trip, don’t miss this show!
Check out the flicks below to get an idea of what the individual pieces looks like, then watch the video recap of Steel Wheels 2012 to see how the show as a whole goes down.