Jon Hammer at Maxwell’s


New gallery opening at Maxwell’s (11th and Washington) this Saturday, December 19th – with a reception the following Monday!

Jon Hammer artist Maxwells Hoboken NJ - Jon Hammer at Maxwell's

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.

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Great painting. I’ll have to go check out the others, and maybe, just maybe may find something affordable. ‘Tis the season.


Always like a good bar scene. Reminds me of Hopper’s Nighthawks. I’ll have to check it out.


Hopper was my first thought too, he’s one of my favorite artists. Jon has beautiful sensitivity to light. I’ll have to head over there and see the work for myself.

In response to jman01 who said:

Always like a good bar scene. Reminds me of Hopper’s Nighthawks. I’ll have to check it out.