All That Glitters is Gold

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All That Glitters is Gold

129 Roebling
Brooklyn, NY 11211
February 6th, 2009 - March 2nd, 2009
Opening: February 6th, 2009 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM



For Immediate Release

All that Glitters is Gold
A group exhibition curated by Melissa McCaig Welles  and Cope2
February 6- March 2, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7th, 7-10pm

McCaig Welles Gallery is pleased to announce All that Glitters is Gold, a group exhibition presented by Melissa McCaig Welles and guest curator Cope2.

The exhibition invites never-before-exhibited artists along with represented artists with upcoming solo shows at the gallery to interpret the expansive theme of the show in a restrained 18x24 art piece.

Gallery owner Melissa McCaig Welles, intrigued by the somber economic and political climate, was interested in the potential for varying responses and overlapping interpretations to the All that Glitters is Gold title. “The title, for me personally, directly corresponds with the current economic climate and the disaster on Wall Street.  The fact that we all believed the hype and gave our money away to untrustworthy people, bought more homes than we could afford and basically relied on all that glittered  ” states McCaig Welles. The show title invites artists to focus on what blinds human nature and perhaps, and hopefully, what redeems it.

Will these talented artists express the blinding folly of fool’s gold or visually reflect on the authentic? Shakespeare’s take on the axiom in his The Merchant of Venice forewarns a chilling denouement from which McCaig Welles and Cope2 hope to spare us next time.

A carrion Death, within whose empty eye
There is a written scroll! I'll read the writing.
All that glitters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told:
Many a man his life hath sold
But my outside to behold:
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
-    Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

Exhibiting Artists: CRIME 79, Can2, Carlos Mare139 Rodriguez, Chris Smith aka Subtexture, Cope2, Damion Silver, EWOK5MH, Greg Haberny, Indie184, Jen Props, Lance Turnbow, LogikOne, Lucas Irwin aka FILTH, Michael X. Rose, Molly Crabapple, Mona Superhero, Queen Andrea, R Nicholas Kuszyk, Robert H. Syrett, Ryan Bubnis, Ryder E. Robison, Sam Friedman, Scott Patt, Scott Peehl, Sien, jonny fenix

For further press information and visual requests, please contact Melissa-McCaig Welles, Gallery Director at or 718.384.8729.

McCaig Welles Gallery                                            129Roebling Street, Suite B
Brooklyn, NY 11211 Phone: 718.384.8729 
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2009 Exhibition Program:

March 7- March 29, 2009
R. Nicholas Kuzyk

April 4- April 26, 2009
All Female Street Art: Female street artists from all over the globe flying in to take part in this exciting group show.

May 2- May 24, 2009
Cycle , gmo$, Lady Pink, Ewok, Faile


June 6- June 28, 2009
Zonenkinder Collective
Chet Zar and Travis Louie
Plilipp Jordan: 1000 paintings
Group show curated by Cope2

FALL 2009

Roman Klonek
Queen Andrea
Greg Haberny

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