Jon Hammer at Maxwell’s
New gallery opening at Maxwell’s (11th and Washington) this Saturday, December 19th – with a reception the following Monday!
New Art Exhibit opening at Maxwell’s
Last Call: Saloons, Taverns, and Gin Mills of a Certain Age by Jon Hammer
“Maxwell’s, cultural lynch pin of Hoboken, presents a selection of oil paintings by Jon Hammer exploring the charms of a vanishing natural resource. Bars, taverns, and tap rooms, whether they are of historic vintage or more simply valued as a neighborhood hangout, are constantly under threat of extinction. Cookie cutter Irish-pub-in-a-box and sports bars proliferate with the speed and tenacity of fungal spores. This group of paintings seeks a visual fungicide for that trend in some of the best old-fashioned watering holes. Some are New York City legends, others are humbler, and a few, sadly, are already gone. Each work attempts to preserve a bit of the quiet, dusty, organic clutter that brews over time in a good saloon. They function as a two dimensional attitude adjustment hour.
There will be an opening reception Monday, December 21st, beginning at 7 o’clock.
Maxwell’s is located at 1039 Washington Street, corner of 11th Street in beautiful downtown Hoboken. The show will be up from December 19th through January 29, 2010. www.maxwellsnj.com