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The Wild Abstract Art of Buffalo | Jeff Walton at The Crucible Art Collective

Sat, Oct 8
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free
The Crucible Art Collective • 334 Connecticut St, Buffalo NY 14213

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Jeff Walton is a Buffalo based artist who is described as ’A specialty printer by day, mad doodler at night’. His wild, tripped-out abstracts are easy to get lost in and for Jeff, serve as a means of art therapy and escape from the chaos of the day to day. Jeff is an internationally published artist, and partner at local specialty print shop DKM-AdART. This show will serve as an introduction to not only his maximalist abstractions, but some of his shop’s capabilities, and recent collaboration projects that happened during the pandemic. 
 
Artwork and prints will be on display and available for purchase, starting Saturday 10/8, at the Crucible Art Collective – 334 Connecticut St, Buffalo, NY 14213. There will be an opening party on 10/8 from 6pm-9pm (with refreshments) and the artwork will remain on display through the end of the month. Coincidentally, there will be a live music event at the tail end of the show, featuring 2 local bands on the evening of Friday, 10/28. 
 
Jeff’s work can be seen on Instagram under the handles @Matter_Interacting, @CultoftheCactusBoots and @LoopsAndDoodles (videos on YouTube under same name as well). 
 
Recent notable collaborations include: 
 
“America and the Cult of the Cactus Boots: A Diagnostic”, a maximalist fiction novel written by wildly accomplished Buffalo native Phillip Freedenberg. Jeff provided illustrations, cover design, typesetting, and rolled out a cryptic online marketing campaign for the book which is currently a best seller for Corona\Samizdat (publishing company that operates out of Slovenia). 
 
“Philosophy of Creativity”, another book project with Freedenberg, this was a rerelease of Philosopher and Professor David Lee Miller’s 1988 textbook about the philosophy of creativity.  Jeff provided illustrations, cover design and typesetting. (Rereleased by Corona\Samizdat)  
 
“Loops and Doodles”, a YouTube channel in which process videos of artwork are synced up to electronic music tracks produced by long time friend Chris Catalina (Albany, NY). Together, they created over 80 videos during the pandemic featuring a number of different styles both musically and artistically. 
 
“This unique art exhibit, being shown for the first time in Western New York, a new collection representing a grandiose corner of the imagination of prolific artist Jeff Walton, will showcase a wide variety of multi-media-multidimensional-traditional-and non-traditional visual artworks integrating kaleidoscopic immersive experiences using print paper, acrylic, wood, vinyl, corrugated plastic, video projection, audio, light, as well as other sensory expanding variables that pushes both digital as well as conventional drawing, illustration, and design into new forms creating welcome for the community to share together a cooperative entry into the illuminating visual world of Jeff Walton.   
– Phillip Freedenberg, Author:   America and the Cult of the Cactus Boots: A Diagnostic ”. 
 
Support local art. Stop by The Crucible and check it out.
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