Taste of Tattoo Art Show

November 3, 2011 – January 25, 2012

Please join us for the opening reception:
Thursday, November 3, 2011
6pm – 9pm

SMITH ANDERSEN EDITIONS presents TASTE OF TATTOO, an exhibit that features prints from the Tattoo Project, and highlights the relationship between marking on skin and marking on a printing plate. In our most recent project, we invited ten artists to make work influenced or inspired by tattoos. Five of the participants are known for tattooing and five for printmaking. For Ross K. Jones, Mary Joy, Jen Lee, Jeff Rassier, and Kahlil Rintye, who generally work with skin and ink, the project afforded the opportunity to collaborate with a master printer, to experiment with new materials, and to embrace the spontaneity atypical of tattooing. For the printmakers, Enrique Chagoya, George Herms, Kathryn Kain, Kara Maria, and Richard Shaw, the tattoo project encouraged the investigation of new symbols, styles, and ideas….

Our exhibit will be the kick-off for the traveling exhibit, Indelibly Yours: Smith Andersen Editions and the Tattoo Project. TASTE OF TATTOO is a celebratory exhibit honoring the artists and printers as well as the completion of the catalogue. The exhibit features twenty exceptional works (two by each artist) that were not published in the catalogue, as a taste of what is to come in the traveling exhibit. A catalogue with essays by Don Ed Hardy and Dr. Hilarie Faberman accompanies the show.

Exhibit hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm and by appointment. For information please contact Smith Andersen Editions at 650-327-7762 or saprints@sbcglobal.net. Visit our website: www.smithandersen.com. Smith Andersen Editions is located at 440 Pepper Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306.

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