Lunar Cycle: Kahori Kamiya
Curated by A.E. Chapman
We are excited to announce our next exhibition, Lunar Cycle: Kahori Kamiya, opening on Thursday, November 30th with work by Kahori Kamiya and curated by A.E. Chapman. Surrounded by the awe-inspiring interior of The Boiler, Kamiya’s works engage with the relationships between humans, nature, and spirituality. Influenced by the mystical elements of both her personal experience as a mother and ancient Japanese spiritual philosophy, the artist explores universal concerns through her approach rooted in ancestral iconography and beliefs. Lunar Cycle features go-shintai sculptures that Kamiya created especially for this show as well as the premiere of a new video work. Translating to the sacred body of the kami (the Japanese word kami references objects and beings such as spirits, animals, and people possessing powerful charisma), go-shintai refers to portals joining terrestrial and spiritual realms such as those found in nature including waterfalls, trees, and mountains as well as forms made by humans traditionally incorporating precious stones, mirrors, and swords. Lunar Cycle offers viewers an opportunity to experience the abundant potential found in the spaces between earthly, cosmological, and spiritual realities.
Opening reception: Thursday, November 30th, 6:30-9 pm
November 30th – December 21st, 2023
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 1 – 6 pm
We believe in providing equitable access to exhibit space, creative resources, and mentorship. Our aim includes promoting diversity within contemporary art and community arts programming. The Boiler is a space dedicated to supporting artists who share in our vision. We believe creating a hub for community engagement within the arts is essential. The Boiler is committed to nurturing emerging artists while continuously celebrating established Artists.
Our ongoing Art Education program “Steam Works” through ELM Foundation, exemplifies our “Arts Community Empowering Community Arts” endeavor by providing students the opportunity to learn directly from each exhibiting artist. We hope to inspire the next generation of artists and creatives through free workshops and classes that focus on the specialty, media, or discipline of the current Boiler Artist’s works. With each unique experience, we strive to promote the transformative power of art.
The Boiler plays host to a variety of events. We selectively partner with local businesses, institutions, schools, musicians, and brands that share our values. All activities held in The Boiler, go to fund programming for the kids of ELM Foundation. The Boiler space, when activated by creative communities, gathers a special kind of steam, empowerment.
The Boiler, a historic industrial space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was transformed into a gallery and site of a burgeoning art scene with the efforts of Joe Amrhein of Pierogi Gallery in the early 2000s The vision of the space was to push the boundaries of what a white box gallery could be. The Boiler quickly became known as a space for artists who wanted to push the boundaries of fine art.
The Boiler, while no longer affiliated with Pierogi Gallery, continues to preserve the legacy with its non-profit initiatives and pushes forward; utilizing the space for cutting-edge contemporary art while integrating and expanding its programming on a larger scale and promoting arts education in the community.
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Melissa Stern, John O’Connor, Etty Yaniv
William Norton, Styx & Stones: It’s Raining Fascists
Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo, A Grain of Salt | Un Grano de Sal
Marria Pratts, Melted with U
Ben Hagari, I, Pencil
Group Show, Echoes Are Visible
Tomas Vu, The Man Who Fell to Earth 76|22
Nathan West, 8 BALL
John Morton & Rahul Saggar, Hand Work & Wear We Are
Group Show, In The Boiler
Emma Fujiko Hammond-Thomas, Bound
Baris Gokturk, All Saints
James Hyde, Four Magnascos