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.
March 28th to extended date June 7th 2020
So called Luxury Housing is on the rise everywhere in New Jersey. Developers and politicians are conjuring up sweet deals to blight older and disadvantaged neighborhoods, while promising citizens tax breaks and underestimating the costs of additional citizens. They’re knocking down majestic historical structures, many embellished with unique architectural design elements going back 100 years or more, and replacing them with massive, cheaply constructed, mediocre multiplexes. Built to attract young professionals, luxury housing is not cheap. The high rents also set a damaging (and very likely intentional) precedence, because the surrounding poorer neighborhoods are usually lacking the advantage of rent control, and are effected with rent hikes as a result. This forces poor and working class people to exit their towns at three times the rate than in areas without luxury housing…. and tragically this can lead to a cycle of poverty, and even homelessness.
For this exhibition Hamilton Street Gallery has chosen over 20 artists working in a variety of media. The selections focus on wealth and poverty in connection to housing, environment and quality of life, as well as the effects of overdevelopment, historically, and aesthetically.