2015 Press Room

Marilyn White Public Relations
Faith Ringgold
The Flag is Bleeding #2 (The American Collection #6), 1997
Story Quilt: acrylic on canvas with painted and pieced border

79 x 76 inches
Forum Gallery, New York & Beverly Hills

Kirk Mangus
Life In the Country (with 3 figures)
stoneware, colored slip, sgraffito
31 x 17 x 17”
Mindy Solomon Gallery

Shawn Thornton
Brahmastra for A New Age (UFO/Time Machine)
9.5" by 27"

Oil on Panel
Stephen Romano


Metro Show 2013

Photo credit: Ann Watt

Metro Show 2013

Photo credit: Ann Watt

Metro Show 2013

Photo credit: Ann Watt


2015 Metro Curates Reports Strong Sales and Dealer Enthusiasm 2015 Metro Curates Reports Strong Sales and Dealer Enthusiasm (1191 KB)

New York: An enthusiastic throng of fair-goers flowed into the 4th edition of the four-day METRO Curates, which opened with a preview on January 21st at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Among the 1,500 attendees were numerous prominent collectors, curators, celebrities and interior designers. METRO Curates director Caroline Kerrigan reported positive response from attendees as well as participating exhibitors. “It was very gratifying that so many people continue to appreciate the fair’s uni

Past to Present: Design Beyond the Boundaries Past to Present: Design Beyond the Boundaries (1270 KB)

New York: On January 22, three of Manhattan’s foremost designers will face off in a lively panel discussion entitled Past to Present: Design Beyond the Boundaries. Sponsored by Metro Curates and moderated by Wendy Goodman, the taste-defining interiors editor of New York magazine, the panel will feature Antonino Buzzetta, Sara Gilbane and Patrick Mele, three of the hottest go-to authorities on design today. With their fingers firmly on the pulse, eyes keenly on the ball and ears intently to the g

Trending at Metro Curates No Borders, No Boundaries Trending at Metro Curates No Borders, No Boundaries (2448 KB)

New York: Whether it’s a single artist or a thematic booth, visitors to the 4th edition of Metro Curates at the Metropolitan Pavilion, which opens with a VIP preview on January 21, will cast their collective eye on a veritable treasure trove of the unusual and unexpected. Here is a sampling of some of the spectacular highlights that make this four-day fair a must-see for art lovers of all persuasions:

Metro Dialogues: Curating without Borders Metro Dialogues: Curating without Borders (6107 KB)

The Metro Curates 2015 Dialogues series continues the exploration of last year’s theme, Collecticism–or collecting across genres. Featured lectures cover a wide range of topics–from the vast world of important art made by anonymous folk artists–to a very specific presentation on an upcoming documentary film about African-American artist Bill Traylor, whose work will be shown at a major retrospective exhibition in spring 2018 at the Smithsonian Museum.


NEW YORK – The Art Fair Company has announced that it has changed the name of the Metro Show to Metro Curates. “We believe that the new name best reflects the curatorial aims of the fair,” says Fair Director Caroline Kerrigan. “Last year, we asked each of the participating galleries to create a booth based on a single artist or themed exhibit of works. From their enthusiastic response, as well as from fair-attendees, we believe that Metro Curates best exemplifies the mission of the fair – to pre

Press Coverage

Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird

THIS year, as always, the Winter Antiques Show monopolizes the glamour and the glory, with top-end wares — at top-end prices — making it the trade-fair equivalent of a big Broadway musical. But there is an Off Broadway too, smaller-scale shows that accommodate the wayward, the whimsical and the downright weird. At Metro Curates it is hard to overlook Matthew Dutton’s doglike sculpture, part yeti, part child, at the Stephen Romano Gallery. Clad in synthetic grass, with cree.. Continues:

Metro Curates Will Kick Off At The Metropolitan Pavilion In New York City On January 22

On Thursday, January 22, 2015, Metro Curates will open to the public at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. Formerly known as the Metro Show, this year’s fair will feature a wide range of offerings, including ethnographic objects, applied and decorative arts, historic and contemporary textiles, and modern and contemporary fine art and design. According to Caroline Lerch, the show’s Director, “We believe that the new name best reflects the curatorial aims of the fair.&rd.. Continues:

Learn From the Best

The fourth annual Metro Curates fair touches down at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-463-0200) from Thursday, January 22, through Sunday the 25th to showcase over 30 fine-art galleries and antiques vendors from around the country. Guests can browse and buy from vendors selected by an advisory group as well as hear from industry experts at various panels and dialogues. At 10 a.m. on the 22nd, our own design editor, Wendy Goodman, will moderate “Past to Presen.. Continues:

New York Social Diary - Party Pictures

Continuing on their whirlwind of hitting all the art fairs this week collectors, designers and art lovers headed to Chelsea to attend the metro Curates preview. Now in its 4th year, this show packs a visual punch with an eye-grabbing array of periods, styles and genres that drew a non-stop stream of people to take in ethnographic and abstract art, Outsider, Pop Art, folk art and so much more. The message is one of diversity and style--that great ideas, great art and great design are at their bes.. Continues:

10 Reasons To Visit The ‘Metro Curates’ Art Fair

One of New York’s quieter art fairs is Metro Curates. The fair asks each of the participating galleries to exhibit either a single artist or a themed show. The result is an intimate and thoughtful show were one happens across unusual works from a range of genres. Ethnographic and American folk art mingle with modern and contemporary pieces. We picked out a few extra special gems to look for at the fair. It runs January 22-25 at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea... Continues:

4 NYC art fairs to see now

Late January marks the beginning of the season for art and antiques fairs in New York, as a clutch of cultural exhibitions and shows debut city-wide throughout the coming months. Aimed at both newcomers and hard-core aficionados, these events are an easy — and entertaining — way for art fans of every persuasion to indulge in their pastimes and passions. The action kicks off this week with a series of smaller-scale events: The NY Ceramics and Glass Fair and Metro Curates, both of whic.. Continues:

4th Annual Metro Curates Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion

On the evening of January 21st, the Metropolitan Pavilion welcomed observers to the first viewing of the 4th Annual Metro Curates show. The event, which runs from January 22nd to the 25th, brings thirty-seven exhibitors and hundreds of fantastic art pieces together. The floor plan places different genres of art side-by-side, juxtaposing ideas and integrating them with each other. While there are a wide variety of pieces, from ethnographic art to Pop art, each gallery focuses on a single arti.. Continues:

9 Art Fairs to Check Out in 2015!

The NYC Metro Show hosted by METRO Curates presents a wide range of works from varying galleries in a setting that offers a high level of connoisseurship and a compellingly diverse selection of material. No matter the genre, from ethnographic to abstract art, Pop Art, and more, the message is all about inclusion... Continues:

A Girl Turns 150, and Fans Take Note

At the Metro Curates show, opening Jan. 22 in Manhattan, the dealer Jeff R. Bridgman from Dillsburg, Pa., is bringing fraktur with flowers, birds, hearts, suns and crowns, made for two sisters ($10,500 for both fraktur). Leatherwood Antiques from Sandwich, Mass., has floral certificates ($5,800 for a pair) that belonged to Edith Gregor Halpert and then Andy Warhol... Continues:

At Metro Curates Fair, Ceramic Poodles, Secret Society Chairs, and Everything in Between

For its fourth year, now rechristened from the Metro Show to Metro Curates, the annual, moderately-sized art fair opened Wednesday with an eclectic mix of folk and vernacular art, contemporary fare, indigenous artifacts, textiles, and a wealth of Americana. Housed in the Metropolitan Pavilion, this year’s edition feels a little heavier on the curios than last year, with carousel horses, toy banks shaped like dogs, giant hand-painted signs for palm readers, and even an assembly of 1930.. Continues:


Pottery, the Paranormal and Other Visions

Ceramics Fair and Metro Show Offer Inspirations New York’s art fairs are often filled with work by contemporary artists, but here are two that artists themselves might like to attend. With objects culled from attics, forgotten storerooms and the bottom of the sea, or thrown more recently by potters, the fairs this year also seem marked by the marvelous, fantastical and paranormal. Just inside the entrance to the Metro Show, Ricco/Maresca has a large grid of human handprints collect.. Continues:

Metro Section

From January 23 to 26, the Metro Show will take over the Metropolitan Pavilion. Building on the lost-but-not-forgotten American Antiques Show, the fair features historic and contemporary painting, furniture, photographs, folk art, and more, as well as a lecture series about how art is found and chosen for museums and collectors... Continues:

This week is a real merry-go round of art and antique fairs

Wednesday night, The METRO Show, opened at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Now in its 3rd year, this show packs a visual punch with a dazzling array of fine and decorative arts. From ethnographic to abstract art, from outsider to Pop Art, folk art to decorative arts, the fair's message is one of inclusion — that great ideas, great art and great design are best when presented creatively side by side in an integrated fashion. This year they’re featuring METRO Curates, where each .. Continues:

The 2014 METRO Show opens this week at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea

The METRO Show is an innovative art fair offering the fairgoer a dynamic mix of genres throughout history. From ethnographic to abstract art, from outsider to Pop Art, folk art to decorative arts, the fair’s message is one of inclusion – that great ideas, great art and great design are best when presented creatively side by side in an integrated fashion. This year the fair introduces METRO Curates, in which each of the 37 participating galleries offers a curated single-artist or.. Continues:

Art on the Tracks

The same week I received the latest issue of Model Railroader with the Rod Stewart story, I attended a lecture by John Foster at the Metro Show in New York City (the show is a gathering of national art dealers all exhibiting under one roof—so there’s a booth full of Bill Traylor paintings, there a collection of collectible American flags, and elsewhere everything in between, from Philip Pearlstein nudes to old tin toys). Because I know Foster, I was there in part to offer moral s.. Continues:

Five Discoveries Among the Eclectic Curiosities of the 2014 Metro Show

by Allison Meier on February 6, 2014 At the end of last month, the 2014 Metro Show in Manhattan brought a miscellany of oddities the likes of which are rarely seen at art fairs. From art of the occult to sideshow advertisements to deeply unsettling children’s toys, the experience was like tumbling into a cluttered curiosity shop. However, it was a fair, one with over 30 galleries and dealers representing their wares with wild sights like photographs of ghosts and a palm reader&.. Continues:

3 must-attend NYC art and antique fairs

There’s nothing sadder than an art show gone stale, so this year, METRO is shaking things up. Curated by 35 fine art dealers, you’ll stumble on nature-, folk- and African-focused groupings, to name just a few. Artists in the Compelled by the Forces of Nature include Frank Holliday and Kathryn Lynch. The show is running through Jan. 24-26 at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 125 W. 18th St. Single-day ticket prices are only $15... Continues:

Americana Week in New York City January 2014

The Metro Show opens for its five-day run on Wednesday evening, January 22, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, Chelsea. The VIP preview, by invitation only, is 6 to 7 p.m.; the public preview tickets, for entry 7 to 9 p.m., are $75. Show hours on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sunday, noon to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for a single admission or $30 for a multi-day Metropass. There are about a dozen dealers that are new to this show, many of them.. Continues:

At the Metro Show, Antiques and Art, From Palm Prints to Picassos

Animals appeared to outnumber human beings when the doors of the Metro Show opened to the public on Thursday morning. Yellow horses bearing Plains Indians, both fighting and flirting, galloped across the ledger pages on view at the booth of H. Malcolm Grimmer. A macabre anatomical model of a cow and brightly colored butterflies adorned the booth of Il Segno del Tiempo. Flocks of birds flapped across the embroidery samplers at M. Finkel & Daughter, and a bevy of beasts marched across the shel.. Continues:

Daily 5: Neutral Milk Hotel at BAM, Metro Show 2014, More

4. ART: METRO Show 2014 at Metropolitan Pavillion Make an investment or just browse the works on display at this giant art fair. 40 galleries contributed art that runs the gamut from contemporary painting to self-taught artists to pre-Columbian textiles. Check the website for talks and panels... Continues:



1:30 P.M.  8th Floor Dialogues 
THINGS LOVE: The Legacy of Kirk Mangus
Kirk Mangus (1952-2013) was an internationally recognized ce.. More 

1:30 P.M.  8th Floor Dialogues 
THINGS LOVE: The Legacy of Kirk Mangus
Kirk Mangus (1952-2013) was an internationally recognized ce.. More 

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