Welcome to Hamilton Street Gallery, located in downtown Bound Brook, New Jersey, is an exhibition space for contemporary visual art. We welcome both emerging and established artists residing in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. All media is considered and we encourage work that is new and experimental. There will be 6 or 7 annual group exhibits, some of which will be juried and curated by our gallery staff, and others by guest curators. Shows will run between 6 and 8 weeks. They will be thematic and versatile in nature, ranging from whimsical to the audacious, providing artists with the means to articulate their ideas about the world. Also, we hope to stimulate the creative pulse of the community by conveying an atmosphere in which to experience a focused, personal and enriching engagement with art.
For this juried exhibition 16 artists examine the method of perspective and how we see things. Specifically, their focus is on the “Bird’s Eye View” of observing objects from above, as would a bird in flight, and the “Worm’s Eye View” which emphasizes seeing things from below as a worm crawling on the ground, with eyes of course, might experience. In addition to the artistic practice of perspective, the exhibit also looks at the ways in which we view and judge different kinds of cultures and customs within our society. This may apply to class, economic status, race, religion, health, sexual orientation, age, and endless other hierarchical markers of social identity. From a particular standpoint, are we looking up or are we looking down?
CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Bound Brook Library in collaboration with Hamilton Street Gallery is looking for artists to display their work in the library’s display cases. Here is a form to fill out and we have attached a downloadable PDF to print, fill out and deliver or send to the library via email.