Sunday, June 19, 2011

Northside Photos: The 10th Annual Crest Hardware Art Show

Posted By on Sun, Jun 19, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Tim Laursen plays his Robot Drummer at the entrance to Crest Hardware.
  • Tim Laursen plays his "Robot Drummer" at the entrance to Crest Hardware.

Yesterday Crest Hardware at 558 Metropolitan Avenue launched its tenth annual Crest Hardware Art Show—in which hundreds of artworks are displayed amidst drills, chains, paint cans and gardening supplies—in tandem with Northside Open Studios. The show stays up through July 30, and these are some of the standouts among the more than 300 pieces on view.

An Olek crochet shopping cart also greeted visitors to Crest.
  • An Olek crochet shopping cart also greeted visitors to Crest.

Skully, a painting on a saw blade by JOS-L.
  • "Skully," a painting on a saw blade by JOS-L.

A Crest Fest flasher.
  • A Crest Fest flasher by Mike Graves.

Sucka Punch by Mike Graves.
  • "Sucka Punch" by Mike Graves.

Crestoleum by Haze.
  • "Underemployed Astronaut by Steven Brower.

House of Leaves by Justin Pollmann on the right, and Elizabeth by Melanie Palishan at left.
  • "House of Leaves" by Justin Pollmann on the right, and "Elizabeth" by Melanie Palishan at left.

John Bianchi and Kate Caseys badass chainsaw sculpture, Husgvarna 359.
  • John Bianchi and Kate Casey's badass chainsaw sculpture, "Husgvarna 359."

Ms. Dingos intricate little drawing Lights.
  • Ms. Dingo's intricate little drawing "Lights."

A lamp sculpture made from salvaged materials by Rebecca Venezia.
  • A lamp sculpture made from salvaged materials by Rebecca Venezia.

A very screwed skull by Kelly Vetter.
  • A very screwed skull by Kelly Vetter.

A painting of a gun by Samson Contompasis, hanging amongst the glue guns.
  • A painting of a gun by Samson Contompasis, hanging amongst the glue guns.

A pretty stunning chandelier of drooping rubber.
  • A pretty stunning chandelier of drooping rubber.

General Howes Power Tools by General Howe.
  • Bright wooden guns by General Howe.

Out in the garden area, a Death Spray by Death NYC.
  • Out in the garden area, a "Death Spray" by Death NYC.

An untitled piece by Aakash Nihalani, brightening a backyard brick wall.
  • An untitled piece by Aakash Nihalani, brightening a backyard brick wall.

A tooth-pulling portrait by Quel Beast.
  • A tooth-pulling portrait by Quel Beast.

An untitled piece by Aakash Nihalani, filling out a crumbling backyard brick wall.
  • An untitled piece by Aakash Nihalani, filling out a crumbling backyard brick wall.

A bird house by XAM BOT.
  • A bird house by XAM BOT.

Crestoleum by Haze. The 2011 Crest Hardware Art Show remains on view through July 30 at 558 Metropolitan.
  • "Crestoleum" by Haze. The 2011 Crest Hardware Art Show remains on view through July 30 at 558 Metropolitan.

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