A Benefit Art Auction for Daniel McGowan

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Date/Time: 02/07/2006 12:00 am

If they come for you in the morning:
A Benefit Art Auction for Daniel McGowan
On Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28, Visual Resistance will present “If they
come for you in the morning,” a benefit gallery show featuring over 60 renowned and
emerging artists at ABC No Rio in New York’s Lower East Side.
The show will feature some of the most respected and prolific street artists working
today, including the Barnstormer’s David Ellis, Swoon, Borf, Chris Stain, Arofish,
Kelly Burns, GoreB, Josh MacPhee, and MOMO, as well as veterans of the landmark
political comics journal World War 3 Illustrated, including Eric Drooker, Seth
Tobocman, Peter Kuper, Nicole Schulman, and Christopher Cardinale, as well as dozens
of other participating artists.
All proceeds from the show will benefit the legal fund of local environmental and
social justice activist Daniel McGowan, who currently faces life plus 335 years in
prison on federal charges of arson, property destruction, and conspiracy. Daniel was
arrested during Operation Backfire, a multi-state sweep of environmental activists
who have now been charged with virtually every unsolved earth and animal liberation
case in the Northwest. Daniel has pled not guilty to all charges.
The show will be run as a minimum-bid auction, with artwork priced as low as $5.
Selected work will also be available for purchase online at
www.visualresistance.org/mcgowan. The show is free to the public.
Visual Resistance is a Brooklyn-based street art collective that uses art to
transform public space and is active in local activist campaigns around urban
development, freedom of speech, and political repression. Since 2004, Visual
Resistance has curated international poster campaigns, created memorial
installations for city bicyclists killed by cars, and participated in the 2006
Whitney Biennial.
ABC No Rio is a community center for art and activism founded in 1980 by artists
committed to political and social engagement.
When: Thursday and Friday, July 27 – 28th from 5 to 10 pm.
Where: ABC No Rio at 156 Rivington Street between Clinton and Suffolk Streets. F /
JMZ trains to Delancy-Essex
Participating artists include: Arofish, Borf, Kelly Burns, Celso, Christopher
Cardinale, Dark Clouds, Eric Drooker, Elbow Toe, David Ellis, GoreB, Infinity,
Klutch, Peter Kuper, Josh MacPhee, Colin Matthes, Magmo, MOMO, RB827, Cristy Road,
Nicole Schulman, Chris Stain, Swoon, Seth Tobocman, and dozens more.
Contact: Ryan Nuckel
(347) 218-2536
Web address: http://visualresistance.org/mcgowan
Download high-resolution images: http://visualresistance.org/mcgowan/art/