Tag: Hardware

Historic hardware store becomes unique art gallery

As downtown Springdale enjoys a whole new vibrant life -- with people strolling, shopping, dining and drinking -- it boasts one attraction unique to Emma Avenue. The historic Famous Hardware building has become an art gallery, currently showcasing an installation from Oklahoma City-based Factory Obscura. Because the exhibition space is viewed solely through the two-story windows, choosing the right art has been both a ...

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Hardware Goods, Once Abandoned, Now Contemporary Art by Theaster Gates – ARTnews.com

What does a hardware store want? What do the house numbers, light bulbs, PVC pipes, mop heads, metal bolts, sandpaper sheets, and thousands of other items that constitute its merchandise need? What can they do? Theaster Gates has long engaged in projects that seem to ask these sorts of questions about objects and spaces, especially as they fall out of use: an abandoned Huguenot ...

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