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 exhibition, Hamilton Street Gallery has collaborated with Christy E. O’Connor, artist and director of Art Hustle, as guest curator for a deeply prevalent topic that has affected all of us. We are honored and thrilled to work with her.
“From religious fanaticism, to celebrity and hero worship, to personal relationships, what will some do to prove their faith and belief system to an individual or a cause? What drives one’s devotion to the point of violence? Is it love? A need for power? Fear? Anger? Hatred? Manipulation? Violent Devotion seeks to uncover what drives one to extreme acts to prove their love or devotion to a person or a cause? Who has influenced acts of extremism? What institutions have nourished and cultivated these excessive belief systems, and why? How many acts of violence have been committed in the name of love or hate?” Christy E. O’Connor
Twenty five artists were chosen for this exhibit. Thirty nine outstanding works exemplify the theme, ranging from illustrations, collage and paintings to mixed media and sculpture to a digitally enhanced illumination. The exhibit will run from April 25th. to June 3rd., with an opening reception on Sunday, April 25th. from 2 to 5 pm. Due to the on going reoccurrence of Covid 19, we will be following CDC guidelines, including standing 6 ft. apart and wearing masks while visiting the gallery, with a limited amount of people entering the space. Hamilton Street Gallery is located at 6 Hamilton Street in Bound Brook, NJ right next door to the Brook Theater. Our hours are: Thursdays, 12 to 5 pm , Fridays 5:30 to 8 pm, Saturdays 1 to 5 pm and by appointment. Our phone number is 732-748-2092 our email is email@example.com Visit us on faceBook and soon to be posted Instagram page.