Where: Argus Gallery 1896 Niagara Street
When Opening Reception: Friday May 24, 6-9 p.m.
On View thru June 21 Saturdays 1-4 p.m. or by appointment
Contact 716-432-0420 or go to eleventwentyprojects.org
Check Out My Melody is an artistic improvisatory interpretation of soulful music onto paper and canvas. Typically recognized for his clean, hand drawn graphic lines, in this body of work Edreys Wajed display an evolution of his creative process and has added a twist to art viewing with bringing it alive with innovative Augmented Reality technology in a further collaboration with Twisted Rope a local digital development and tech company. Viewers are encouraged to download the AReverywhere app prior to attending the show for the full experience!
Drawing upon his prodigious career as a hip hop producer and performer, Wajed intentionally pulls from plush, memory-rich, body-moving songs and samples, translating the music into visual soundscapes. This collection boasts raw new styles, from fluidly drawn ink and graphite portraits bursting with intense emotion, to several repetitive, rhythmic and dancing storytelling lines; to larger-sized, brightly choreographed abstract paintings. The Artist is also part of a current group show at Burchfield Penney. Check Out My Melody at Argus Gallery is a visual collision of where standard handwritten sheet music slams into the disruptive, vandalizing quality and flare of colorful urban street art. Learn more about the artist www.edreys.com