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"72 Jewett" Mural
By Daniel Galas
74 Jewett Parkway at Halbert Street, Buffalo, NY
|Year mural painted:
|Building original owner:
Culliton Ice Cream Co.
|2016 building owner:
||Koch Metal Spinning
Note plaque on lower left (reprinted below:)
Blessed Trinity RC Church, 517 Leroy Avenue
Water tower at the Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main Street,
Elephant House at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 parkside Avenue
St. Mark Church, 401 Woodward Avenue
Kensington Water Tower, 667 Kensington Avenue
Highland Lodge #835/Central Presbyterian Church Community Center, 2456 Main Street
Pierce-Arrow Showroom, 2421 Main Street
Bennett High School, 2885 Main Street
All-High Stadium, 2885 Main Street
Far left: All-High Stadium, 2885 Main Street
Left: St. Mary's School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street
St. Mary's School for the Deaf, 2253 Main Street ... Note the name of the former building owner: Culliton Ice Co. (detailed below:)
Culli[iton Ice Co.]
ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY ANNOUNCES NEW MURAL AT 74 JEWETT AVENUE
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, July 14, 2016
Buffalo, NY – Today the Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced a new mural to be completed by artist Daniel Galas (American, born 1982) at 74 Jewett Avenue as part of the AK Public Art Initiative. The location is home to Koch Metal Spinning, and the mural is made possible by Bank of America and Tri-Main Development LLC.
“Supporting cultural institutions that contribute to the vitality and livability of communities is a philanthropic focus of Bank of America,” said Kevin Murphy, Buffalo Market President at Bank of America. ”We are proud to partner with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in this effort to bring the community to life through art.”
Galas is a Buffalo-based artist primarily focused on creating artworks predicated on architecture in and around the Western New York region. Featuring a whimsical signature style, Galas creates images of recognizable yet distorted forms that populate our shared urban landscape.
For the mural, Galas has focused exclusively on the architecture within walking distance from his studio, located at the Buffalo Arts Studio in the Tri-Main Center, and adjacent to the mural site. The location presents a series of sections that the artist will use as a framing device, setting up a cadence that takes the viewer on a visual journey back and forth along Buffalo’s Main Street divide.
Galas has created a contemplative set of images that resonates with this location, establishing new associations between the sites depicted. The work will be produced entirely in black and gold. The color black relates to the artist’s established practice of printmaking and drawing. The gold is meant to elicit an intuitive response from the viewer that acknowledges the civic value of honoring our shared heritage.
Buildings represented in the mural will include the Elephant House at the Buffalo Zoo (300 Parkside Ave.), Highland Lodge #835 / Central Presbyterian Church Community Center (2456 Main St.), St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church (401 Woodward Ave.), the Kensington Water Tower (667 Kensington Ave.), Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic Church (317 Leroy Ave.), the former Pierce-Arrow Showroom (2421 Main St.), Bennett High School and All-High Stadium (2885 Main St.), and the Darwin D. Martin House (125 Jewett Ave.).
Over the next five years, the AK Public Art Initiative’s mural program will leave an indelible mark on various communities throughout Western New York. These murals will ultimately increase vibrancy, livability, safety, and pride in Buffalo’s historic neighborhoods.
Other recent Public Art Initiative projects include
The Public Art Initiative is supported by the County of Erie and the City of Buffalo.