The Metro Show-NYC

A trip to The Metro Show will reveal a broad spectrum of artwork from a vast field of styles, mediums, and time periods. Held at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 125 West 18th Street, the venue provides a manageable space through which one can navigate easily. On the Show’s website (http://www.metroshownyc.com/), Fair director, Caroline Kerrighan Lerch explains that, “Our vision is to illustrate the intellect, beauty, and vision in American arts and design while placing it in a more modern and international context”. Not only does the fair provide an educational atmosphere where you can learn something new, but it also is a great place to scout artists and develop new relationships with galleries

Below are a few of the most EPiC pieces from the show-

   

 

 

The two above pieces are by Brooklynite, Marilla Palmer. Her use of ink, foliage, spores, artificial foliage and water color, demonstrates a unique perspective that results in beautiful and unique works. For more info visit her site: http://www.marillapalmer.com/12MP_01exh_01.html

The two above pieces are by Brooklynite, Marilla Palmer. Her use of ink, foliage, spores, artificial foliage and water color, demonstrates a unique perspective that results in beautiful and unique works. For more info visit her site: http://www.marillapalmer.com/12MP_01exh_01.html

Richard Anuscewicz, Untitled, 1972, Screenpring on white Lucite. Love the dimension that the lucite gives the screen print!

Richard Anuscewicz, Untitled, 1972, Screenpring on white Lucite.

Love the dimension that the lucite gives the screen print!

Wolf Kahn, Untitled, 1997  Kahn (October 4 , 1927) is a German born American painter known for his works that combine realism and Color Field. This work demonstrates his style perfectly. Kahn currently lives in NYC .   

Wolf Kahn, Untitled, 1997 

Kahn (October 4 , 1927) is a German born American painter known for his works that combine realism and Color Field. This work demonstrates his style perfectly. Kahn currently lives in NYC . 

 

Dieter Roth, Berner Oberland, 1970 Swiss artist Dieter Roth, also known as Dietor Rot or Diter Rot, was best known as a maker of multifarious artist books through which he exemplified his different interests; one of which was printmaking. His series of Berner Oberland from 1970 demonstrates his interest in print making. This series displays the furious energy that he expressed in his work. 

Dieter Roth, Berner Oberland, 1970

Swiss artist Dieter Roth, also known as Dietor Rot or Diter Rot, was best known as a maker of multifarious artist books through which he exemplified his different interests; one of which was printmaking. His series of Berner Oberland from 1970 demonstrates his interest in print making. This series displays the furious energy that he expressed in his work. 

Detail of Berner Oberland by Diter Roth (1970). 

Detail of Berner Oberland by Diter Roth (1970). 

Polly Barton, Persephone, 2008 Woven silk ikat

Polly Barton, Persephone, 2008

Woven silk ikat

Detail of Persephone (2008)

Detail of Persephone (2008)

Tramp Art Polychrome Mantle Clock Adorned with Abundant Figural Carvings. Made for the Canadian National Exposition in 1935. 

Tramp Art Polychrome Mantle Clock Adorned with Abundant Figural Carvings. Made for the Canadian National Exposition in 1935. 

Detail of clock

Detail of clock

Winold Reiss, Folk Motif- Women and Rooster, 1918-19 After being immediately drawn to Reiss’s piece I went and did a little further research on this artist that I knew very little about. I quickly learned that Reiss lived his life as an artist with the  philosophy that travel is necessary to find interesting subjects.  At EPiC we recognize and emphasize the importance on travel because it is travelling to new places the not only inspires us but enables us to find original and unique resources. What a great connection to have with such a talented artist!  

Winold Reiss, Folk Motif- Women and Rooster, 1918-19

After being immediately drawn to Reiss’s piece I went and did a little further research on this artist that I knew very little about. I quickly learned that Reiss lived his life as an artist with the  philosophy that travel is necessary to find interesting subjects.  At EPiC we recognize and emphasize the importance on travel because it is travelling to new places the not only inspires us but enables us to find original and unique resources. What a great connection to have with such a talented artist!