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Show Buzz ~ Superior art, first-class events and show-exclusive offerings characterize Artexpo New York 2007

With the diverse works of more than 3,000 artists on display and a wealth of high-profile exhibits, events and exclusive releases, Artexpo New York 2007 attendees had plenty to get excited about at the 29th annual show…


Mark Segal of Mark Allen Fine Art thought Artexpo was a “great barometer” in gauging what worked and what didn’t when it came to new artists and pieces. “I’ve always said, if you’re not at ArtExpo, then you’re not in the art business,” Segal says. “the contacts alone are invaluable, and the show is always great for solidifying relationships.”

Mark Allen Fine Art experienced “mixed success” with some of the new artist ventures the company showcased at Artexpo this year. The company brought two new artists to the show and displayed a new realistic style of work by Vadik Suljakov, an established artist best known for his impressionist paintings.

Although some new initiatives received mixed reviews, others came forward as trendsetters for 2007. METAL ART was a recurring theme in several exhibitors’ booths, as many artists experimented with works on a new substrate for the show. New exhibiting artist A.D. Cook showcased a wide range of his metal fusion art, which is intricately hand-painted, airbrushed, and even etched with a razor and other sculpting tools to create visually striking images.

In addition to Cook, Artera Fine Art’s oils on canvas with steel by Christopher Webb; Reyna Castano’s mixed media works on canvas and metal Corinne Dauger’s oils on oxidized zinc; the high relief/mixed media and bonded-bronze works of Bill Mack (Erin Taylor Editions0; Jacques Soussana Graphics’ laser-cut, hand-painted steel pieces; Jason Mernick’s painted stainless-steel and copper creations; and the many sculptural works showcased by Masterpiece Publishing, Studio Fine Art, Art Guion XXI Gallery and others, were just a sampling of the metal-inspired masterpieces on display.

New exhibitor A.D. Cook showcased his striking metal fusion art. Because the artist paints along the grinds of the metal, the art takes on a psychedelic effect and changes colors from different angles.

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