Eddie Santana White (aka “Edo”)
January 9–March 13, 2020
Opening Jan, 9 at 6pm
The collection of images in “Memories Museum” tracks the overall trajectory of Edo’s self-described art style, Infinite Inception Art. Edo has chosen twenty of his favorite pieces from his past collections, dating back to his first exhibition in 2015, to display together in this showcase. Each work is a complex reflection of a moment in his artistic practice; his kaleidoscopic style unites a multitude of images, inviting the viewer to look closer and see what they can find. Edo’s work can’t be understood in a single viewing; rather, each visit reveals something new, something different, something infinite.
About the Artist
Edo, born Eddie Santana White, is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist, fashion, graphic, industrial designer who attended Hyde Park Career Academy and Kennedy King College. The Edo brand is known as Infinite Inception-Infinite meaning forever or timeless,and inception, from his favorite movie of the same name. Influenced by notable artists like Kanye West and Kid Cudi, Edo describes his work as imaginative and futuristic, following in the Afrofuturism canon. Edo began his career as a designer working with leading urban clothing brands, including Leaders 1354, Joe Fresh Goods, Treated Crew and Fat Tiger. Edo oversees a clothing line called Emperion and is the co-founder of the graphics design and screen-printing company [blankcanvas].
He is expanding the Bronzeville space he co-owns called Escape Studios Chicago.His digital exhibition Infinite State of Mind, was shown in Harlem in 2017, and he was featured at the Baltimore Gallery in Detroit. He made his debut as a painter during ArtMiami/Art Basel in 2018 as part of the Pigment International Miami Reveal just one year afterfirst applying paint to canvas.Edo has worked with After School Matters and the Walgreen’s Expression’s arts program and has been featured on WTTW, ABC News, FOX32, Chicago Creatives, Champagne & Snark, and the Living with Sam Graham Show and presented his work at Google. His art has also been featured in corporate exhibitions for Hyatt International, LinkedIn and Twitter, and he was a featured artist for the Chicago Culture Ball and the Pancakes & Booze Show.
Thu, Jan 9, 6pm
Saturday, Jan 25, 1-5pm
Be Creative Activaton Station, featuring merchandise from “Infinite Inception,” “Tru Lies,” and “TRAP”
Sun, Feb 2, 3pm
Artist Live: Edo and Will J in Conversation, Moderated by Eric Williams