Andrea Letourneau is re-imaging the traditional art show.
The 25-year-old Niagara Falls artist has fused colour, sound and technology to pioneer a unique exhibit called Depiction, which will showcase “paintings of songs” by local musicians through in an interactive display.
Letourneau picked 20 songs and filmed herself creating a depiction of each one.
During the show, she said the audience will be able to “plug-in” via headphones and a mobile tablet to watch the creations unfold.
“Whatever the length of the song is, I create a painting in that amount of time,” she said.
The audience will be able to connect to her YouTube channel, on which she has videos of her creating the pieces.
“It’s not your typical art gallery,” she said. “You get to listen to the song, and see (the painting) created.”
Letourneau, who studied fine arts at York University, has been participating in group exhibitions for the past four years. Depiction will be her second solo art show.
She said the idea for Depiction came from a desire to create an exhibit that incorporates technology, while at the same time combining arts to showcase other local talent.
Musicians are from Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Brantford and a few from Toronto who came from Niagara Falls, including: Avenue Inn (Niagara Falls), James Blonde (Niagara Falls), IOV (Niagara Falls / Brantford), Dylan Tremblay (Niagara Falls), Dex Arson (Niagara Falls / Toronto), ZABO (Niagara Falls / Toronto) and Eric Conlon (St. Catharines).
The exhibit hits Qube Escape Rooms in Niagara Falls on April 18 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The event is free to attend and will include a silent auction at 9 p.m.
Those wishing to view the video and audio portion of the exhibit must bring their own headphones and mobile device.
A promo video for Depiction can be found here.
What: “Depiction” Art Show by Andrea Letourneau
Where: Qube Escape Rooms Niagara, 4455 Queen St, Niagara Falls
When: April 18, 2018. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.