Transcendent Hallucinations

Ayahuasca made the news when its consumption killed a gap-year student from England during a shamanic ritual ceremony in Colombia. It is a drug used by South America’s indigenous tribes to heal, but the recent upswing of drug tourism has revealed a more sinister side. This drug serves as the inspiration for Christian Millet’s latest body of work, which mounts at WAAS Gallery (2722 Logan St.) this weekend. In Ayahuasca, his mixed media pieces depict his two dimensional evocations of the darkness and enlightenment involved in these shamanic traditions, as well as the self-discovery invoked by these drug trips. The opening reception for the exhibition takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday and entry is free. See the work through May 31. More information is at waasgallery.com.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., May 10, 6-10 p.m. Starts: May 6. Continues through May 31, 2014
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Lauren Smart
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