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If They Come For You In The Morning, New York City, July 27-28, 2006

Visual Resistance writes:

If They Come For You In The Morning

A Benefit Art Auction for Daniel McGowan

New York City, July 27-28, 2006

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 here. 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: here