Short Cuts

locationluggage store galleryclosingSaturday, June 12th 2010, 3 PM – 6 PM

World Wide Hustlers is part of the luggage store’s Short Cuts Program to identify, support and emerge new and/or young curators and artists.

ANGELA ANGEL & ROBIN DAVID

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The luggage store is pleased to present the closing reception for the exhibition, World Wide-Hustle(rs):A Homage to the Hustle, featuring a lively multidisciplinary installation by Robin David and Angela Angel. This collaborative pays homage to markets and workers across the globe. Inspired
by true narratives from Chile, India, Mexico, the Philippines and Tanzania, World Wide Hustle(rs) WWH tells the stories of street vendors, public markets, transportation workers, farming villages and scavenging communities contributing to and defying the global economy.

Photographs, paintings, “paintographs,” murals, film, installations and other integrative pieces are integrated into a five wall scene storybook layout. Each scenario features collaborative and solo works by the artists.

Taking you through the
“mercado” and the “palengke”, this show pays homage to the hustle – the daily grind of food, hand-me-down goods and touristlandia. The show presents the smarts and innovation of “third-world” entrepreneurship to the gamble and danger of shadow economies. It speaks more than mere fashionable street lingo, much deeper than “working hard” to get by, but the origins and realities of the market’s supply and demand.

David and Angel have use the word ‘hustle’ to back up stories from bees in the farmlands to surrogate mothers in the third world. This body of work is informed by both a social documentary and experimental collaboration.

The exhibition features almost 80 works. Using paper planes and recycled fruit Angel and David take the viewer on a trip across the global shuffle of goods and trade.

World Wide Hustlers is part of the luggage store’s Short Cuts Program which seeks to identify, support and emerge new and/or young
curators and artists. The luggage store Short Cuts program, now in its tenth year is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.