The WhiteBoxPainters are a four-member performance art group including Brent Budsberg and Shana McCaw (Milwaukee, WI), Harvey Opgenorth and Mark Escribano (Los Angeles, CA). Wearing white painter's coveralls marked with the WBP logo, the performers assume the role of contractors or city workers, intentionally blurring the lines between public performance and municipal labor. The white box has come to symbolize both a basic building block of our physical surroundings as well as a challenge to the traditional white box of the art gallery.