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….
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By Takahiro “Horitaka” Kitamura
It’s already August, and the tattoo convention I throw with Roman Enriquez (Strong Tattoo/45s Forever) is coming up soon! This year the convention in scheduled for October 21-23 and we are returning to the SFO Hyatt Regency. Even with last year’s power outage on Sunday, the hotel is perfect for us and we look forward to a great weekend. Here are some highlights of this year’s show…
Short video clips from Doug Hardy’s interview… [Pictures and info on expanded page] (more…)
This has long been one of my favorite conventions each year and 2010 was better than ever. A million ‘Thanks’ to Horitaka and crew for doing such a fine job organizing and promoting the STATE OF GRACE show (as usual) and for taking such good care of TAM and all the attending artists/vendors.
On Sunday evening, following the power outage at our hotel (more on that later) and early-ending to the convention, my partner Kent Smith, friend Hunter Spanks and I all shared my usual sushi and sake (cold, unfiltered) celebratory dinner at the very fine Barracuda Japanese Restaurant.
During the meal we each discussed our favorite aspects of the weekend. It was an interesting exercise and this blog entry is the result. I hope it proves entertaining to readers. (more…)