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The Boiler

191 N. 14th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211 40.723007 -73.955658
nr. Wythe Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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Wed-Sun, noon-6pm; Mon-Tue, by appointment

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G at Nassau Ave.; L at Bedford Ave.


Fourteen years after he opened Pierogi , one of the original Williamsburg galleries, artist and gallerist Joe Amrhein decided to transform yet another sleepy strip of North Brooklyn into an artsy hotspot. Located between McCarren Park and the East River, a mere seven blocks from Pierogi, the Boiler is, true to its name, a former industrial boiler room that used to heat the entire block-wide building. Now, it’s a raw art space for large-scale exhibitions, with 40-foot ceilings and concrete floors. The space can be easily adapted for all manner of oversize sculpture, painting, and performance, whether it be a 4.5-ton block of arctic ice, from their inaugural show, or their quint-annual artist-made mini-race car extravaganza. The most notable aspect of the space is, however, the titular boiler. Directly to the right of the bright orange front door, the boiler, looking like a piece of equipment from the Titanic, reaches almost to the ceiling and, in this new context, itself looks like a work of art.


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