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 entitled, “Lather, Rinse, Repeat”, Hamilton Street Gallery has chosen the work of 33 artists that focus on our crowning glory, better known as hair. Be it curly, flat, thick, thinning, frizzy, fly-away, or pin straight, hair leaves a lasting impression. It is definitive to one’s character, as well as to one’s face. The selected artists were adventurous in providing a wide scope of subject matter illustrating the many customs and rituals involved in hair culture. The exhibit also offers a rich variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, photography, pen and ink, colored pencil, watercolor, found object and much more. In addition, a performance artist will be cutting her own hair, which has a special karmic significance, in that the space that Hamilton Street Gallery now occupies, was once a hair salon.