1. 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 Wall Street disaster, believing the hype, buying multiple homes, giving money away to untrustworthy people, etc,” 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, 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 melissa@mccaigwelles.com or 718.384.8729.