Featuring: Scott Andresen / Sascha Brawnig / Travis Choat / Kenny Comer / Nathan Gulick / John LaRocca / Margaret Lee / Jim Mattei / Michael Mckinney / Jeffrey Price / Gary Rough/ John Ruggirello / Marie Ruggirello / Boris Rasin / Sean Ryan / Nelson Ricardo Savinon / Nina Schwanse / Brian Sette / Ramon Antonio Silva / Aaron Sinift / Steve Szabo / Jaret Vadera / Adam Winner
A group exhibition of emerging artists, who by day work in the trenches of the Chelsea arts community as art handlers, artist assistants and gallery assistants, and at night use their time to pursue their own artistic endeavors. These individuals are part of a sizable sub-community who spend their daylight hours behind the scenes of the high profile Chelsea arts world, while still managing to balance their time and commitments to their artistic practice.
This show of painting, photography, sculpture, video, and installation aims to forge a dialogue between emerging artists and those whom they work for as well as with the community at large. The exhibition will demonstrate some of the strengths and benefits gained through, or in reaction to, the daily exposure and involvement in the Chelsea arts community â€“ a place where these artists are at once simultaneously supported, informed, enraged, enthused, indifferent and inspired.
The idea behind this exhibition is to nurture this group of artists and others like them through exposure and participation in an arena that more often requires them to paint itâ€™s walls, rather than cover them with their own art works. White Box plays host to these newcomers and some not-so-newcomers allowing them a venue to show, shine, succeed, fail, experiment, and ultimately learn and grow as artists.