Elroy Blue’s bold acrylic paintings are charged with socio-economic commentary. The Rochester native works on his compositions at ARTISANworks on the weekends, and is well-known for his friendly dialogue with visitors. He often depicts scenes from his own experiences, as well as those that are universally familiar. Blue draws particular attention to one’s recognition of time, space, and environment. He often reveals the positive or negative consequences of our actions and interactions with one another. Blue’s work is reminiscent of Jean Michele Basquiat; he explores a tremendous amount of content in a modern, bold, and brightly expressionistic manner.