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Curated by: Melissa McCaig-Welles

129 Roebling
11211 Brooklyn
June 6th, 2009 - June 28th, 2009
Opening: June 6th, 2009 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM





Zonenkinder Collective

June 6- June 28, 2009

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6th, 7-10pm


McCaig Welles Gallery presents Bambule, a gallery wide installation and exhibition of artworks by the Zonenkinder Collective. The term “bambule“ derives from the german argot and is traditionally used to describe a form of protest practiced by prison inmates – drumming with different objects, like spoons, inside jail cells to articulate resistance.

The Zonenkinder Collective describes their work as “meant as a confusing but positive counterbalance and alternative vision of living and as a creative statement against the status quo of greed, jealousy, arrogance, ignorance, self-righteousness, lack of liability and lack of respect the dignity of men”. Through murals, paintings and installations, the Zonenkinder Collective will transform the gallery into a visual epic meant to transport the viewer in to the peculiarity of their world and into the radicalism of their worldview.


The Zonenkinder Collective was established in 2000 by artists now residing in Hamburg, Germany.  The collective’s street art career began in the early nineties and by 2001 they have had several group- and solo-exhibitions in France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland. McCaig-Welles Gallery now welcomes them to New York City.


About McCaig Welles Gallery

McCaig Welles Gallery is a contemporary art gallery focusing on providing exhibition opportunities for emerging and established artists. McCaig Welles Gallery, owned by Melissa McCaig Welles, officially opened its doors in December 2000 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Eight years later, the gallery continues to focus on mid-career, cutting edge artists who have exhibited in solo shows and art fairs all over the world. McCaig Welles Gallery presents artists recognized as pioneers of the new contemporary fine art movements, from modern surrealism to urban contemporary, including R. Nicholas Kuszyk, Travis Lindquist, Eric Joyner, M.Mararian’s Inky Dreadfuls,  and Greg Haberny,. McCaig Welles Gallery presents new exhibitions approximately every four weeks. For more information and an upcoming exhibitions schedule, please visit


Gallery Location:

Brooklyn: 129 Roebling Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Hours: Monday and Tuesday: By appointment ,Wednesday through Friday- 11 am to 7 pm, Sat and Sunday 12pm to 7pm 718.384.8729. Subaway: L train to Bedford Avenue or J, M, Z train to Marcy Avenue.


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