Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, New York: 10 Years of Wooster Collective, Group Exhibition
10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013
An Exhibition Curated by Marc & Sara Schiller
August 7-24, 2013
Wednesday, August 7 | 7-9pm
525 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011
10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013 is a celebration of urban art and its incredible diversity of creativity over the past decade. Marc and Sara Schiller founded Wooster Collective out of their genuine desire to share with the world the ephemeral art they were witnessing emerge from their downtown Manhattan neighborhood. The artwork featured in the show captures the energy, creativity and message of the artists who have grown with Wooster Collective over the years; they have been showcased on Wooster Collective's website, in the monumental 11 Spring Street show and in Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art, a collaboration with the publisher TASCHEN and art historian, Carlo McCormick.
While street artists express themselves in a myriad of ways, they are joined by a set of common principles: reclaiming public space, beautifying the environment and the fighting for the freedom of speech. Street art has become the catalyst for people of all cultural and economic backgrounds to challenge the system and express themselves without any filter. Marc and Sara Schiller have been avid supporters of the movement by acting as a mouthpiece to help artists promote their message to a wider audience through the global community online. Ultimately, 10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013 is a celebration of street art's power to transform people and societies for the better.