For the moderately-sized art fair that it is, no one could accuse the Metro Curates show, which ran from January 21st to 25that 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