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Dec201411
11:50 AM
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This Saturday, December 13th, is the opening of Hope Gallery's "The Artwork Strikes Back," a Star Wars extravaganza, featuring tribute tattoos, a fine art show, raffles, cocktails, music and more. It's perfect timing in light of the recent excitement over the release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser. [As I noted last week, there's already a Force Awakens tattoo.]

Starting at 1pm (til when they pass out), Joe Capobianco along with the Hope crew and special guest artists Rodney Raines and Obie Hughes will be offering $50 Star Wars tattoos from a limited edition flash poster, shown above. Then at 6pm, the art show opening kicks off, exhibiting Star Wars themed fine art from top tattooers including, Gunnar, Dave Fox, Kelly Doty, BJ Betts, Mike Demasi, Adrian Domenick, and many other greats, as you can see from the flyer below.

Cocktails flow at 7pm, and giveaways from Gentle Giant start at 8pm. A fantastic event for geeks and freaks alike!  

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May201405
08:31 AM
ladies ladies art show.jpgLara Scotton art.jpgArtwork by Rose Hardy (top) and Lara Scotton.

At a time where women tattooers are so often featured for their bodies, rather their their body of work, it is exciting to share news of events and projects in which talent prevails.

Celebrating the fine art of female tattooers, the wonderful Ladies, Ladies Art Show [site has sound] will kick off its third year, next week, Thursday, May 15th, from 7-11PM at the Eights of Swords Art Gallery in Brooklyn, NYC.

Curated by Staten Island-based tattooers, Elvia Iannaccone-Gezlev (Miss Elvia) who works at Masterpiece Tattoo, and Magie Serpica, co-owner of Milk & Honey Tattoo, Ladies, Ladies showcases the work of established and emerging female tattooers from around the world. Here's more from Elvia and Magie on the show: 

With all the interest on television about tattooing these days, Ladies, Ladies, is an exhibition of the serious, albeit sometimes playful, side of what it takes to be a talented artist in the industry. Each of the over 60 artists who are participating have created original pieces of art to display for the event. While some of the artists may be familiar names in the world of tattooing, other participants are just breaking onto the scene. Ladies, Ladies is a means of representing the progress made by female artists in the male dominated field of tattooing, and paying respect to those who have paved the way.
Included in this year's international line-up are: Rose Hardy, Stephanie Tamez, Pat Sinatra, Holly Ellis, Miss Arianna, Kit King, Drew Linden, Betty Rose, Karen Glass, Emma Griffths, Anna Melo, Debra Yarian, Lara Scotton, Miss Marshall, Dana Melissa Dixon, and so many more.

All of the pieces on view will be available for purchase the night of the event, and the duration of the exhibition. The show will be on view through July 6, 2014.

Eight of Swords is located at 115 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY 11249. For more info, you can contact Miss Elvia or Magie at LadiesLadiesArtShow@gmail.com, or visit their site and Facebook event page.

Hope to see ya there!

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May201315
07:29 AM

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As I mentioned yesterday, there are some wonderful events this week leading up to the NYC Tattoo Convention, which takes place this Friday through Sunday at the Roseland Ballroom.

Another art show we'll be attending tomorrow -- a show I've been excited about since I learned about its progression last Fall -- is "Apokalupsis" A Contemporary View From the Revelation of John The Divine by the wonderful Adrian Dominic.  The show opens tomorrow at Sacred Gallery (from 8-11pm) and runs until June 30th.  Based on the preview, it's really a must see. And the story behind the series is compelling as well. Here's a bit from it:  

In this series, Adrian ambitiously attempts to illustrate characters from the most abstract and visually confrontational book of the Holy Bible. Inspired by a genuine search for knowledge of self and freedom from spiritual dogma, this series approaches characters with respect to the descriptions of the ancient texts and attempts a certain level of accuracy while instinctively and naturally infusing the sense of spiritual urgency and emergency currently prevalent in many of the world's aware and seekers of personal truth. With these very old and powerful symbols, reintroducing them to the audience to bring about a dialogue of ancient human spiritual conditions and how they are more than relevant in our modern fast moving times, outside of the dogmatic constraints of judgement. His goal is to truly inspire and challenge the audience to see where we each stand in this epic tale and to see their own reflection in the characters intentions.

Beyond painting, Adrian has been creating exciting tattoos, described as dynamic sculpturesque designs, since 1999.You can see more of his tattoos and fine art at www.adriandominic.com.

So, I hope to see y'all at "Apokalupsis" tomorrow. Considering that David Sena's "Blunted Paranoia" show is in walking distance to Sacred Gallery, I'll be hitting up both exhibits. Should be a fun night!

May201314
08:26 AM
CracklingLittleSena_low.jpgWith the NYC Tattoo Convention in town this upcoming weekend, there are many events leading up to it, particularly, some exciting art shows. 

One show I'm looking forward to attending is Blunted Paranoia, which features the collaborative works of Carlos Little and David Sena at the tattoo studio and art gallery, SenaSpace, located at 229 Centre Street, NYC. The artists will be presenting new drawings and some sculpture, along with a device for making their next series of drawings.  They offer this on the show:

IEAD Fireworks Hardware Candy Cigarettes 229 Lungs Oil Tar Bar Smoke Bombs USA Map 10 Gallon Hat Hurricane Iraqi Map 111 Cat Heads Combustion Blunts 157 Logo Boot Optics Mushrooms Fuse Respirator DMT May 1975 Cooper Union The Tombs McKibben Street Carfire Where's The L At? Zack Thompson Street Tattoo Construction Site Brooklyn Swedish Girls Fire Robbers Weed Terrorism Doom Dance 9/11 Rooftops Terrorists Travel  London Amsterdam '93 Till Infinity Raves Strip Search Bunker 255 Juice Bar Spot Crack Weed Invaders Washington Square Summons Sulphur.
Blunted Paranoia is open May 16th through June 16th. We'll be at the opening this Thursday, which takes place from 6PM-9PM, with an afterparty following to celebrate the birthdays of both artists with DJ, drinks, and treats. RSVP to das@senaspace.com.
Jan201131
01:28 PM
dave fox art.jpgThis Friday is the book release party and art show of A Novel Idea? The Art of Dave Fox at JINXED/The Toothless Cat in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. The opening coincides with the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention that runs from Friday through Sunday. [Dave will also be hosting the closing party for the convention.]

A Novel Idea? is a 240-page collection of Dave's paintings spanning over 13 years, compiled in a hardcover deluxe format released by Presto Publishing. It includes a parade of the trippy characters who populate Dave's tattoos as well as fine art. At the opening, 20 original paintings from the book will be on display and for sale. Dave will be signing copies of A Novel Idea?, which can be purchased for $40. 

dave fox painting2.jpgRenowned for his "new school" work since the nineties, Dave continues to inspire, invigorating his new works with a blend of Japanese iconography and animated compositions. Dave says that he's inspired by cartoon and heavy metal album artwork, creating "an eclectic, contently-confused mix of scary monsters, pretty girls, twisted flowers, and disturbed animals that have been known to send the viewer home laughing or leaving cross-eyed with a feeling of pure meaninglessness." All in good fun, of course.

Dave is currently working at Black Vulture Gallery, in Fishtown, Philly. For appointments, email him at davefoxtattoos at comcast.net.

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dave fox tattoo1.jpgView more of his tattoos and paintings on DaveFoxTattoos.com.
Jan201125
12:57 PM
Mike Shane photo.jpgIt's been a while since I threw up an events post, but I'm excited about this first time art show in Staten Island -- a show that sets out to prove that the borough is home to a lot of tattoo and fine art talent, not just Jersey Shore cast members.

This Friday is Bound for Glory's 40+ artist exhibition "First Taste," curated by tattooist Maggie Serpica. The show features paintings, drawings and photography, including the image above by Mike Shane.

A portion of the proceeds from art sales will benefit the Project Hospitality charity.  The opening runs from 8-11PM. Check their Facebook page for the list of artists and details.

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Oct201006
12:19 PM
partycombo2.jpgI'm really excited for the opening of Tattoo Culture's anniversary group art show in Williamsburg this Friday, October 8th from 7-11PM. The tattoo studio/art gallery is our second home -- an attitude-free zone that welcomes top artists around the world to work alongside resident tattooer Gene Coffey. This week, France's Loic and Noon have arrived to create their abstract/art brut badassness.

Gene and Noon will be showing their fine art in this group show with Emma Griffiths, Bailey Hunter Robinson, Fade Kainer, Dan Marshall and Liorcifer, among others. There'll be beer, snacks, and as usual, really hot people in attendance.

Hope to see ya there!
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