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Art & Psychedelics @ The Gallery at Duende

One of Buffalo’s newest galleries on the scene, The Gallery at Duende, is promoting its upcoming show titled Art & Psychedelics. The show will feature psychedelic-inspired works by Sean Madden, Nate Hodge, Tim Clancy, Joe Beasley, and Michelle DaRin.

Psychedelic ring by Michelle DaRin

“The show aims to promote a conversation about the use of psychedelics to raise consciousness to help healing,” said artist Michelle DaRin, who hails from Syracuse, but who finds herself showing more and more in Buffalo. “The 1960’s counterculture Psychedelic Art movement featured highly distorted surrealist visuals and bright colors. The 5 artists in this show are working from that same framework. There are three painters, a fractal artist and myself. My sculpture will be interactive and inspired by the holographic universe, as well as wearable art jewelry and denim inspired by the consciousness movement.”

The group show is inspired by the counterculture movement of the 1960’s featuring highly distorted surrealist visuals and bright colors.

Darin noted that she finds a lot of inspiration at The Gallery at Duende (at Silo City), where she has “rocked” a number of her jewelry and clothing fashion designs this summer.

Denim jacket by Michelle DaRin: Jaguar celebrates the magic of the Shaman within each of us. The cobra energy (courtesy Helena Zera) symbolizes wisdom, strength, protection, and intuitiveness

I first covered the opening of the gallery, operated and curated by artist Julia Skop, back in April. It turns out that the opening art shows have become something of a “scene” unto themselves, mainly due to the caliber of the artists, and the fact that there is a “happening” bar on the first floor of the building (the gallery is upstairs).

For this upcoming two-day kick-off show, there will be plenty of eye-popping art, including digital art, jackets, paintings, sculptures, jewelry… and live music! Flash Bam Pow will take to “the stage” on Friday, from 6pm to 8pm. Then, on Saturday, Harmonic Dirt will play from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. 

Art & Psychedelics

Group Show @ The Gallery at Duende (Silo City)

85 Silo City Row Buffalo, NY 14203

Friday, September 3, 2021 (3pm to 8pm)
Saturday, September 4, 2021 (3pm to 8pm) | (716) 336-5691

Lead image: Mushroom jacket by Michelle DaRin 

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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