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Robert McFate

Cincinnati's Assemblage Artist

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Meet Robert

Please enjoy my Hand Painted Reclamation of the System in the Cracks, Urban Fishing for Curb Fodder.
In July of 2012 , Robert changed his focus from custom work to a more personal expression. He signal this new direction by embracing his given name of Robert in this encore period of this artist's life, making the move to Cincinnati to pursue this new vision. Robert McFate Studio. What is Curb Fodder? I collect curb fodder with a magnet on a string, what I like to call urban fishing. Rusted metal is fished from the cracks & edges of Cincinnati's Streets. Curb Fodder is a never-ending byproduct of an endless obsession with cars and various transportation methods. I hope that I have created some work that the viewer will give a home. I see beauty in objects overlooked yet gleaned for new life.
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Curb Fodder

From the mind of RobertMcFate and the streets of Cincinnati, creating one of a kind, unique works of art.
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Handmade in Cincinnati

Trash Revolution, Positive Act, Metal Street Pickers A portions of all sales goes to Keep Cincinnati Beautiful Inc. Rise up, Queen City. Rep the crown My goal is to delight and invite the viewer to look deeper. To involve people in a way that is sometimes physical, sometimes cerebral. Social commentary with a light-heartedness and playful honesty. My use of found, natural, and re-purposed materials is as organic as the materials are themselves. I truly feel my mission is to : Serve as a mouthpiece, for it is the found objects that speak to me." Arte povera assemblage means literally 'poor art' and its artists used throwaway materials in order to challenge and disrupt the values of the commercialized art world." Defining art is as troublesome as defining a human being, assigning labels can be equally misleading. If I fall into a category of folk or outsider, then label me that, however a work of art must involve a leap of imagination and the ingredients of this visual pun are as diverse as my masala spirit.

Upcoming Art Shows

Shop Local and Small
We are the family-owned business located in Cincinnati, Ohio. All of our products are made on premises, in our basement of our two-story home. We're friendly, personable people, and we encourage you to stop by our Gallery Garage or visit us at one of the local art shows below: *ART ON VINE- Art on Vine was created to provide a unique, fun, one-on-one art buying experience while celebrating and supporting artists financial independence. RHINEGEIST BREWERY 1910 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 November 14, 2021 12AM-6PM *ART ATTACK CINCINNATI-Art Attack Cincinnati is a quarterly pop-up art event hosted and curated by local artists. Art Attack Cincinnati is a curated pop-up art show of local artists displaying one of their best pieces for sale the night of the event. BRAXTON BREWING CO. 331 E 13th Street Cincinnati OH 45202 November 26, 2021 7pm-11pm *MARKET BLEU- Market Bleu allows artist showcase and sell their work in the opulent settings of the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center located in the Heart of Downtown Cincinnati. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER 44 E. 6th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 December 4, 2021 6pm-10pm *HOLIDAY BAZAAR-Tis the season! Come enjoy the warm and fuzzy feelings of the holidays. We’re closing down the block of Rachel Street between Wave Pool and the Welcome Project for an outdoor market featuring artist-made goods from local vendors. WAVE POOL 2936 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH. 45225 December 11, 2021 12-5PM

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7116 Carnation Ave. Cincinnati, Oh. 45236
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