4th Annual Metro Curates Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion

Article By Alison Ng

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 artist or theme.

Adelson Galleries for example, displays Frederico Uribe’s collection of sculptures constructed from common household objects. A few of his creations include a dog made from colored pencils and a peacock composed of plastic forks and spoons.

“I try to find beauty in daily objects in life,” Uribe said, matching his colorful display by wearing a light green suit with cartoon rabbits. “So I make objects out of objects.”

While Adelson Galleries’s bright exhibit evokes happiness, others took a different approach. The Stephen Romano Gallery has a seducingly disturbing theme, represented by Colin Christian’s “Trypophobia” and other pieces such as Rithika Merchant’s Gouache and ink series that displays motifs of personification and anthropomorphism.

Other works at the Show include antique rugs to wood carvings. In addition, audience members can also examine head adornments from Yoruba culture and ponchos from Mexico. The works at this year’s Metro Curates Show will impress all, even those not particularly interested in art.

Photo credit Annie Watt

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