Brooklyn’s Crest Hardware Proves That Great Art Can Be Shown Almost Anywhere
A decade ago Brooklyn, and more specifically Williamsburg, was not really the thriving artists’ paradise it is today. But one of the latest exhibitions to hit the Williamsburg
scene is doing a lot to prove how far the neighborhood has come.Downtown Magazine NYC (http://s.tt/1hzFz)
The guys down at Crest Hardware
(yes, a hardware store) located at 558 Metropolitan Avenue are welcoming its fifth annual month-long art
show featuring over 300 works by more than 120 artists. It’s a great show with plenty of interesting pieces, but what’s most fascinating is that most of the pieces are all made from materials found in store.
Among the screws, mop handles and nails, the show displays some intriguing works that will surprise even the most snobbish art connoisseur. The pieces are highly original and inventive, extending the welcoming arms of the art community out past the white cubes of some of the high end Manhattan galleries to the relative newcomers. The exhibit is free to enter and presents patrons with the opportunity to buy some of the works by some well-known artists with prices ranging from $15-$15,000. And with all proceeds going to the City Reliquary, the entire affair is for a very worthy cause.