5th Annual Artists of Bound Brook

For this exhibition we are focusing our attention exclusively on the local, diverse,
and talented artists living and working right here in Bound Brook, New Jersey

     This is the 5th year Hamilton Street Gallery has held the Artists of Bound Brook exhibit. We believe that this open exhibition is important for the town, in that it encourages artists living and working here to demonstrate their talent and diversity. It also gives Brian and I the opportunity to show art that we’ve been working on throughout the year. We are especially fortunate this year to include Kelly Clark, Ashley Rodriguez, and Jane and Ted Settle. Kelly is a collage artist, as well as a high school art teacher. Her innovative works on display include clay sculpture, as well as mixed media encaustic pieces, knowledge she acquired at a recent seminar. Kelly has partaken in many art classes and seminars, mastering skills and techniques, that she freely extends back to her students. Jane and Ted Settle are an active, retired professional couple, who love to take photographs. They have traveled throughout the world, including Australia and the Mid East. While in Israel, they have volunteered their time and knowledge teaching Palestinian children over several trips, and have experienced first hand the deprivation and poor living conditions that persists there. Over the years, Jane and Ted have taken a variety of print making and photography classes at Raritan Valley Community College, which has resulted in a rich compilation of their excursions and experiences. Ashley Rodriguez is a vibrant seventeen year old student at Somerset County Vocational and Technical School, majoring in Communications. Her “garage art,”  as she calls it, includes spray paint, stencil and hand prints, and reflects an intuitive interest in culture and politics, that goes beyond her years. Ashley has been deeply effected by the tragedy in Orlando, and others that continue to take place.

When viewed as a whole, this exhibition shares a common bond. Most of the artists identify with a concern for people and their connection to the intensity of our times. Caitlin sums up the feeling with her dark, funny, and angst ridden scenarios, as these vulnerable little characters are exposed to an erratic and unpredictable world.

Featured Artists:
Kelly Clark
Brian McCormack
Caitlin McCormack

Jane Settle
Ted Settle
Joan Sonnenfeld

Brian McCormack   “Scorched Tree”  torch, pyro detailer on scrap wood

Brian McCormack “Scorched Tree” torch, pyro detailer on scrap wood

Kelly Clark   “Untitled”  mixed media, wax, collage, xerox transfer and oil stick

Kelly Clark “Untitled” mixed media, wax, collage, xerox transfer and oil stick

Kelly Clark   “Untitled”  mixed media, wax, collage, xerox transfer and oil stick

Kelly Clark “Untitled” mixed media, wax, collage, xerox transfer and oil stick

Kelly Clark   “Untitled”  mixed media, wax, collage, xerox transfer and oil stick

Kelly Clark “Untitled” mixed media, wax, collage, xerox transfer and oil stick

Kelly Clark  “Untitled”  mixed media, wax, collage, xerox transfer and oil stick

Kelly Clark “Untitled” mixed media, wax, collage, xerox transfer and oil stick

Brian McCormack “Planet Forming” torched scrap wood

Brian McCormack “Planet Forming” torched scrap wood

Brian McCormack  “Burning Forest”  torch, pyro detailer, paint on scrap wood

Brian McCormack “Burning Forest” torch, pyro detailer, paint on scrap wood

Brian McCormack “Red Giant” torched scrap wood, paint

Brian McCormack “Red Giant” torched scrap wood, paint

Joan Sonnenfeld “Gun Show I” collage and colored pencil on paper

Joan Sonnenfeld “Gun Show I” collage and colored pencil on paper

Joan Sonnenfeld “Gun Show II” collage and colored pencil on paper

Joan Sonnenfeld “Gun Show II” collage and colored pencil on paper

Joan Sonnenfeld “Gun Show III” collage and colored pencil on paper

Joan Sonnenfeld “Gun Show III” collage and colored pencil on paper

Jane Settle  “Holy Land Windows of the Past”  Van Dyke photographic process

Jane Settle “Holy Land Windows of the Past” Van Dyke photographic process

Kelly Clark   “Hail Mary”  sculpture: clay with glaze and acrylic paint

Kelly Clark “Hail Mary” sculpture: clay with glaze and acrylic paint

Caitlin McCormack  “Seconds before the Bargain” print of 3D illustration

Caitlin McCormack “Seconds before the Bargain” print of 3D illustration

Caitlin McCormack  “Brown Bag Life” print of 3D illustration

Caitlin McCormack “Brown Bag Life” print of 3D illustration

Caitlin McCormack  “Last Cup” print of 3D illustration

Caitlin McCormack “Last Cup” print of 3D illustration

Kelly Clark “Untitled”sculpture (Liberty Bell, owl head-cherub ) clay with glaze and acrylic paint

Kelly Clark “Untitled”sculpture (Liberty Bell, owl head-cherub ) clay with glaze and acrylic paint

Brian McCormack   “Scorched Tree on Blue” torch, pyro detailer, paint on scrap wood fro Ikea furniture

Brian McCormack “Scorched Tree on Blue” torch, pyro detailer, paint on scrap wood fro Ikea furniture

Jane Settle  “Middle East Spices”  Lithograph print, Four Color Separation

Jane Settle “Middle East Spices”  Lithograph print, Four Color Separation

Ashley C. Rodriguez  – Installation of seven works

Ashley C. Rodriguez – Installation of seven works

Jane Settle “Dreaming”  photo print on Rice Paper

Jane Settle “Dreaming” photo print on Rice Paper

Kelly Clark  “Bowling with Yeesookyung”mixed media mosaic

Kelly Clark “Bowling with Yeesookyung”mixed media mosaic

Jane Settle “Basket of Yarns” 4 color separation, Gum Bichromate

Jane Settle “Basket of Yarns” 4 color separation, Gum Bichromate

Ted Settle “How About Sharing” Epson 3880 photo print

Ted Settle “How About Sharing” Epson 3880 photo print

Ted Settle “Tow Path to Where?” Epson 3880 photo print

Ted Settle “Tow Path to Where?” Epson 3880 photo print

Brian McCormack “Forest A-Blaze” torch, pyro detailer, paint on scrap wood

Brian McCormack “Forest A-Blaze” torch, pyro detailer, paint on scrap wood

Jane Settle “Palestinian Refugee” Solar Print

Jane Settle “Palestinian Refugee” Solar Print

Brian McCormack “Dead Sycamore on the Raritan-1” pyro detailer, paint on scrap wood

Brian McCormack “Dead Sycamore on the Raritan-1” pyro detailer, paint on scrap wood

Brian McCormack “Dead Sycamore on the Raritan-2” pyro detailer, paint on scrap wood

Brian McCormack “Dead Sycamore on the Raritan-2” pyro detailer, paint on scrap wood

Ted Settle  “Lambertville Station” Epson 3880 photo print

Ted Settle “Lambertville Station” Epson 3880 photo print

Ted Settle  “Blackwells Mills – Bridge Tenders House” photograph

Ted Settle “Blackwells Mills – Bridge Tenders House” photograph

Ted Settle  “Zaraphath” – Bridge Tenders House” photograph

Ted Settle “Zaraphath” – Bridge Tenders House” photograph

Ted Settle  “Griggstown – Bridge Tenders House” photograph

Ted Settle “Griggstown – Bridge Tenders House” photograph

Ted Settle  “Accordion Book of the Delaware and Raritan Canal” photo prints and cut outs

Ted Settle “Accordion Book of the Delaware and Raritan Canal” photo prints and cut outs

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