We visited a new project in Carnegie Hill that can only be described as an art gallery, retail store, and Parisian salon all in one. Fair Folks & A Goat takes a bold new approach to sharing art with the masses.With a fresh collection curated by Amy Sande-Friedman (pictured in the wing chair), and the dedication of partners Anthony Mazzei and Aurora Stokowski, the space is chock full of disparate work by young artists, available to you at reasonable prices. The idea here is to encourage discussion. If you schedule an appointment to visit the architecturally-significant showroom, a representative will greet you at the door, pour you a full glass of wine, and share her thoughts on all the pieces in the collection. It's the kind of place where art doesn't merely hang on the walls, but fills the entire space. Everything is available for purchase, including items in the fashion closet, the furniture people sit on, and various other objects.
Some incredible finds are ink drawings by Eliza Stamps, which consist of tiny concentric circles linked up to form larger shapes without ever breaking contact. Also interesting is Crafting Romance by Nora Rabins, a sculpture piece made of vintage cake molds suggesting male and female connection.
Fair Folks aims to create community within and beyond its walls, and to provide meaningful options for networking and collection. People can gather here for any occasion and be surrounded by interesting things. It can easily accommodate bridal or baby showers, birthdays, trunk shows, film viewings and other group meetings.
If you wish to contact Fair Folks, visit the website at fairfolksandagoat.com. Or just send an email to email@example.com about setting up an appointment any weekend day from 1 to 6PM.
Images by Lauren Duque