Public Art - Table of Contents
"Green Kaleidoscope" mural
2303 Main Street, Buffalo, NY
By Augustina Droze, 2019
July 2019 Photos
Note artist's signature in lower right ... Detail below"
|Overlooking a small green space
adjacent to Burgio’s TV at 2303 Main Street, Augustina
Droze’s mural builds on imagery she has previously explored
in her studio-based painting practice. However, this is the first time
that the artist has realized these ideas on a massive scale and as a
public-oriented project. Based on the riotous coloring and innate
artistry of bird and butterfly wings, Droze’s symmetrical
patterning holds in tension the fragile balance between beauty and
decay endemic to the natural world.
Over the past decade, Droze has realized several notable projects in Western New York—including Global Voices, created in cooperation with Buffalo Public School students for the corner of Grant Street and Auburn Avenue, and Ray of Light, honoring the life of Jerald (Dee Dee) Goldsmith in Masten Park. She has also worked extensively internationally, including on murals in Colombia and India, where Droze collaborated with local artists on projects addressing issues of equality, class, and gender, especially the challenges faced by young women.
- Albright-KnoxArt Gallery (online July 2019)