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We have Steampunk!!!! Our Newest area Artist: ~Gregory Charde ~ “Welcome inside my Head!” Show opens April 27

Artist, dragon slayer, Maker of steampunk jewelry, assemblege, product of the 70’s

Troy is the perfect location for showcasing steampunk art. Once the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Troy NY has the historic reputation for spawning the innovations that ushered in the modern era. The inventions and materials utilized in these times have inspired a new breed of artists who work in the genre known as steampunk, which pays homage to the turn of the century technology. Brass, steam engines, glass dials and iron – gizmos, gears and contraptions come into play as artists explore this new trend.

Gregory Charde’s  “Welcome inside my Head!” Art show opens  at Art! Gallery 200 April 27. We invite the public to meet this fascinating artist who describes himself as “dragon slayer, maker of steampunk jewelry, product of the 70’s.

What is Steampunk you ask? from wikipedia: “Steampunk is a genre which came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s and incorporates elements of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, horror, and speculative fiction. It involves a setting where steam power is widely used—whether in an alternate history such as Victorian era Britain or “Wild West”-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art.”