Join us on Friday, September 15th at 9:00 pm to 1:00pm and Saturday, September 16th at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, for an evening of infinite art, as we journey through the creative mind of Eddie Santana White at Raw Space in Harlem. He will feature some of the most unique and conceptual art pieces straight from Chicago. Curated by Roe Melloe and Gregory Gates, you will experience a collection of boldly colorful art pieces that triggers the human emotions in an intimate and creative space.
Friday: 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Saturday: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Hashtags: #isom #byedo #melloedrama #infiniteinception #rawspacenyc
About the Artist: Edo - @legomyedo
Edo is the future. A self-taught multidisciplinary digital artist, illustrator, fashion designer and model. Born Eddie Santana White, this dynamic young man has taken the Chicago art industry by storm. He has worked with some of Chicago’s leading urban clothing brands, such as Leaders 1354, Joe Fresh Goods, Treated Crew and Fat Tiger. His art has been featured in the Hyatt Hotels International Corporation Business Diversity event twice for 2016. He has featured in the national Pancakes & Booze art show and traveled to Detroit, Michigan for an artist meet and greet at the Baltimore Gallery. As well as, curated two highly successful exhibitions titled Infinite Inception I & II.
Designing for Leaders 1354 has been a dream for Edo since he was a student at Hyde Park Career Academy. Influenced by notable artists like Kanye West and Kid Cudi, Edo describes his work as imaginative and futuristic. Only two years into his profession, Edo has already created a buzz across the Midwest as he continues to build and grow as a young significant artist. Among other ventures, Edo has launched a clothing line called Emperion, he is the co-founder of a graphics design and screen printing company called [blankcanvas], and recently the co-owner of Escape Studios Chicago. He's appeared on ABC News, FOX32, Chicago Creatives, Champagne & Snarks, and sitting live on the Living with Sam Graham Show.
With the little free time he does have, Edo spends mentoring young men, speaking across the city and teaching basic graphics at some of the local high schools and churches. Edo is passionate about creating art and opportunities for those around him. His ultimate goal is to one day open a technological advanced art school that helps inner city youths achieve their greatest potential. For him, it’s all about the kids.
About Infinite State of Mind
"Infinite State of Mind" is a new collection of art pieces based on the mental struggles and clashing emotions of pain, excitement, peace, sadness, happiness, etc., dealt with by the artist EDO. In this new collection are 8 bold art pieces dedicated to the human emotions. Each piece is uniquely expressed in a colorful and vibrant tone, but esthetically raw and unapologetically true. He incorporates some of the big apples brightest influencers and culture, while still staying within the Infinite lines of his artistic technique. Each piece will speak to every culture, gender, and age, provoking different opinions from them all. EDO titled this new collection "Infinite State of Mind" because he wants people to think about what they're seeing and how they view themselves in his shoes.
About the Curator: Roe Melloe - @roemelloe
Roe Melloe is the Founder and CEO of Melloe Drama, Inc., a talent management firm that provides professional representation, consultation, and brokering services to artists and organizations. Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, Melloe has rooted himself deep within the arts and culture scene, curating and producing art exhibitions, fashion shows and music showcases that draw a diverse audience of all ages.
A multidisciplinary creative entrepreneur, he received a B.A. in Business Management from Chicago State University. His business acumen and skills in performing arts, allow him to merge both leadership and creativity into one world. He currently serves as the President of the South Side Community Art Center - NexGen Associate Board, Creative Director for the William Hill Gallery, and board member for The African LIFE with the goal to strengthen community and arts partnerships across Chicago. Melloe hopes to create a modern and artistically driven space for underprivileged youth and adults on the Southside of Chicago.
About the Curator: Gregory Gates - @imagenation.us
Gregory Gates has worked in production for major concerts, television shows and films for more than a decade. Serving as a production coordinator and more for Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce' and Stevie Wonder to name a few, Gregory has worked at the Apollo Theater, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, The Barclay Center, and the Prudential Theater. Gates has more than 20 years of event production experience, and is a lover of the arts and Black culture. Under the guise of his Eucalyptus Entertainment production company, he established a national poetry slam at Harlem's World Famous Apollo Theater. Eucalyptus events have featured the nation's most prominent poets and artists. Gates is a founding contributor to ImageNation Cinema Foundation, lending his passion and expertise to all ImageNation programs and events. He is married to Moikgantsi Kgama, and resides in the Harlem community with his wife and son.