"Go Get Your Shinebox" Group Show - Brooklynite Gallery, New-York
November 21 - December 19 2009
www.BrooklyniteGallery.com

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What does it mean for an artist to “survive” in a tough economic climate? Can business ever be “bad” for a diligently working artist? Making an honest living ---in a group show like NO OTHER, these artists, some legendary and some suitably hungry, will dissolve the line between utility and luxury for an exhibition entitled, "GO GET YOUR SHINEBOX".

If you’ve spent time in a "third world country", you’ve had a chance to see kids carrying ingeniously designed work boxes, set up for
shinning shoes. We find that the variety and exuberance of these objects perfectly captures our world climate.

With the global economic downturn and the hardship it has caused blue-collar workers throughout, we find it fitting to explore the
world’s simplest way to make a living— SHINNING SHOES. We are planning an exhibition around just that-- SHOESHINE BOXES.

However a "SHOESHINE BOX" should not be taken in the most literal sense of the words. These objects, our inspiration, have all been created out of necessity- a need to earn money, or further, to survive. We push “the need to survive” beyond its literal context, commissioning our favorite established and emerging artists to design their own, "SURVIVAL BOXES".

A shoeshine box is a medium, a framework, the boundaries of which have not been pushed ...till now.

UNIFIED ARTISTS
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MISS BUGS
JEF AEROSOL
SWEET TOOF
PURE EVIL
BEN EINE
DAIN
INKIE
BEN FROST
STEN
LEX
JACE
LUKE INSECT
VARIOUS & GOULD
KUUK
CEPT
WILL BARRAS
5003
DDOCK
PHIL ASHCROFT
JOE BLACK
THUNDERCUT
K-GUY
ANTHONY LISTER
AIKO
GAIA
JON BURGERMAN
STEFF PLAETZ
DAVID WALKER
RYCA
SKEWVILLE
PENNY
BILLI KID
SADDO
PAPER MONSTER
DANIEL LUMBINI
3TTMAN
OZMO
PERU ANA ANA PERU
REMED
FEFE TALAVERA
EVOL
SPECTER
OLIVER WINCONEK
ZBIOK
MYMO
LUDO
ELICSER
KNOW HOPE
BROKEN CROW
GAETANE MICHAUX
AUGUSTUS THOMPSON
COLLIN VAN DER SLUJIS
KOSBE
SPQR
M8
HUSH
NEB THE STRANGLER
DEREK SHUMATE
ZOOT
FUMAKAKA
JORGE GALVAO
MEDO
EL MATO
AJAMU WALKER
PRESTO
RODRIGO LEVEL
EMA
NONOSE
MIKE FALES
IVICA CAPAN
PLIMSOUL
JO PEEL
THE KRAH
RAFAEL SILKS
BLO
DESTROY & REBUILD
JAW
KAN
LIME
OSIK
ANU SCHWARTZ
JACE RIVERA
SOWAT
ROSTONE & DRED (Readerswives Collective)
TIKA
RICHARD DIX
JOAQUIM STEVENSON-RODRIGUEZ
CELSO
CAKE
AME72
BRUSK
KAIS DHIFI
GEOMETRIC BANG
DARKCOULD
MARVIN CRUSHLER
LEAST WANTED
MANO DE PAPEL
TEN13ONE
KLONE
KNOX
FRANCK DUVAL
ROBOTS WILL KILL
RAE
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