In celebration of the multi-talented artist’s new album release and his upcoming debut at Paxahau’s Movement Electronic Music Festival in Hart Plaza, PLAYGROUND DETROIT Presents “Move Bounce Shake” at Détroit Is the New Black, showcasing a new artwork series created by SHEEFY.
This solo exhibition presents characters inspired by Detroit’s vibrant nightlife, prolific artist Keith Haring. It also celebrates Paxahau’s annual Movement festival in Hart Plaza, at which SHEEFY will perform this year under his musical alias Sheefy McFly and the release of McFly’s latest independent studio album, ‘MURALS.’ The bold colors and outlines reflect the effervescent energy that engulfs the city during epic parties and events. SHEEFY immortalizes these irreplaceable experiences on wood panels, hand embellished prints and limited edition t-shirts.
Visual artist and musician SHEEFY has released his independent album, ‘MURALS,’ on May 6th, 2017 under his music alias Sheefy McFly. The album is comprised of 17 songs with guest production and vocal features by local favorites. In the words of McFly, “This album will give listeners a glimpse into the life of a day- in and day out artist incessantly yearning to inspire.” For more about his album, read our full interview here.
Sheefy Mcfly is known for his ability to bring eclectic groups of people together. Because of this community he has developed over the years he has gained many long term followers, while also bringing newer residents into the mix- always serving a hearty helping of Detroit flavor whether they’re ready for it or not. “Detroit has always been my biggest influence because I’m born and raised here. I gained global attention from my hometown without leaving. Detroit has taught me life lessons, given me musical and visual inspiration, and also granted me opportunities to become my own type of creator. I love my city.”
He is a high-speed train with no signs of slowing down with a very busy month planned for this May. “I’ll be having art exhibitions and dance parties surrounding the MURALS release and my set at the Detroit Movement festival. [Unofficial] Movement parties will be held at Exodus (Greektown) and Nathan’s Deli.” Read more of his interview here.
PLAYGROUND DETROIT has also curated SHEEFY as this season’s featured artist in partnership with lululemon athletica Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan. Three original paintings are on view through July 2017 with an original two-sided commissioned mural featured in the store location.
Detroit-bred artist Tashif “SHEEFY” Turner received his BFA from the College for Creative Studies, is a Red Bull House of Art and a Murals in the Market alumnus, and recently voted Detroit Metro Times “Best Artist” of 2017.
The event is sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Images from the opening reception here.