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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” In partnership with 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.
Styx & Stones: It's Raining Fascists
March 25th – April 15th
We’re proud to announce our upcoming exhibition, Styx & Stones: It’s Raining Fascists a new body of work by William Norton Curated by Wade Bonds
Join us Saturday, March 25th for the opening reception, 6 pm–9, concluding with a special performance from B.B.YTK
Explicitly populated with politically charged imagery, William Norton’s paintings investigate symbols of both authoritarian oppression and protest. Employing recycled vinyl advertisements which mimic everyday image culture as his canvas, Norton’s graphic mark making and bold color relationships confront the viewer with realities of terror intrinsic to unchecked abuses of power.
Norton taught Welded Steel Sculpture at Columbia University for 10 years, was Director of Installation at MoMA/PS1 for over 3 years, was the Director of The PeepShow Space Gallery in Greenpoint for 15 exhibitions and has independently curated 36 exhibitions in the NYC area and Japan. He has exhibited in the US, Germany and Japan, where he recently brought the work of 8 artists from the US to participate in the Kameyama Triennale. He has had recent Solo Exhibitions at the Michael David Gallery and The PeepShow Space Gallery in Brooklyn.
Photo by @JoshuaCharow
GALLERY HOURS 3.27–4.15.23
Tuesday – Sunday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
191 North 14th Street Brooklyn, NY
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