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Don’t Sweat The Technique

‘125’ Tattoo Studio & Art Collective is currently exhibiting a hip hop and graffiti inspired show, that includes plenty of urban photography. ‘Don’t Sweat The Technique’ was was curated by Jess Fox, who says that it was a word of mouth show. It all started with sending some signals out on social media, and it didn’t take long before 40 artists had been assembled, from Buffalo, NYC, and Chicago. “It’s dirty, urban and gritty,” says Fox. “A couple of the crowd favorites are by HERT and photographer Val Dunne, who included a couple of her images of prolific Buffalo artist Mark Freeland. Dunne is in the process of compiling her full cast of images into a book about Freeland. 


“We are overwhelmed by the amount of raw talent Buffalo has to offer,” said gallery co-owner Psyko Kupkake. “Several artists have never shown before and really made quite an impact. By far our best show yet. Ted Hawkins and I are thrilled with the amount of artists that jumped at the chance to be included. We’ve already started compiling artist lists for the next two upcoming shows… it’s unreal – we are excited to bring so many talented artists together.”

Hert, Lions, Soviet, Crime 1, Ulok, Kemo, Wize, Owel, Vieo, Aloof, Rebls, This, DPK, OYM, BF, NSF Crews, David Barnas, Dan Pawlowski, Dan Cog, Brianna Nickerson, Paige Olson, Dawn Lurvey, Nate Johnson, Jessica Fox, Sean Miller, Justin Leis, Selina Bean, Caroline, Jason Ober, Elyssa Harper, Tyler Whalen, Ricky Ward. 

The show will remain up until the third week of September.

‘125’ Tattoo Studio & Art Collective | 125 Elmwood Avenue | Buffalo NY | Facebook







Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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