Stephen Romano Gallery Booth (All Photos By Gail)
For the moderately-sized art fair that it is, no one could accuse the Metro Curates show, which ran from January 21st to 25th at the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th Street, of a lack of diversity or ambition.
An annual event now in its fourth year, Metro Curates brought together a dynamic and cerebrally stimulating array of periods, genres and styles from folk art to antiques and collectibles to pop and outsider art from across the country. Socially, it was a great place to see and be seen, and to schmooze with your artist and collector pals, but it was also an excellent outlet to gain exposure to facets of the art world that may be outside of your comfort zone. At any rate, this Art fair was a lot of fun!
Here are some photos of our favorite cool pieces from the show!
Matthew Dutton, Expecting at the Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn
Lilly Fenechel Untitled, at David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Robert Buratti, The Death Card (Arcana)
Murano Slag Glass Circa 1970
Pair of 1920s Carousel Mirrors, American Garage, Los Angeles, CA
Metal Store Display: Safety Pin, Circa 1930s, American Garage, LA, CA
Howard Jones, Pink Bulb, American Primitive Gallery, NYC
Shoe Sculpture, American Primitive Gallery, NYC
Bill Rauhauser, The Wild, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Judicator Cap, Nigerian, Glass Beads, Douglas Dawson Gallery, Chicago
Dentzel Standing Carousel Horse, 1905, Gemini Antiques, Lebanon NJ
Robot Sculptures By Jim Bauer, Ames Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Jay Stanger, Partially Contained Cabinet, Scott Jacobson Gallery, NYC
Holly Lane, Faculty Group Portrait, Gilded Wood, Forum Gallery, NYC
Jane Lund, Garden Dress, Forum Gallery, NYC
Sally Anderson Large Purple, Fired Clay and Glaze, Tambaran Gallery, NYC
Donald Lipski, Mascher #095, Commercial Muffin Tin, Paraffin, Glass Sheep Eyes, Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI
W. Conway, Untitled Meat Painting, Steven S. Powers, Brooklyn
We are already looking forward to next year!