Traditions & Taboos: Contemporary Tattooists Working in Traditional Print
Exhibition Dates: March 26 - April 5, 2014
In conjunction with the 2014 Southern Graphics Council International Conference in San Francisco, Modern Eden Gallery is pleased to announceTraditions & Taboos, a group exhibition presented by Mullowney Printing and Raking Light Projects.Traditions & Taboos highlights the parallels between the tattoo and printmaking worlds through copper etchings of tattoo illustrations. These etchings highlight the outrageous and inventive artistic styles of today’s top contemporary tattooists while paying homage to the long history of traditional techniques, democratic image making and distribution of printmaking media.
Tim Lehi and Jeff Rassier fromBlack Heart Tattoo, SF
Steve Boltz, Bert Krak, Eli Quinters, and Dan Santoro fromSmith Street Tattoo Parlour, Brooklyn
Horitomo fromState of Grace, San Jose
Don Ed Hardy, Mary Joy, Jen Lee, and Kahlil Rintye fromTattoo City, SF
The opening reception will be held at Modern Eden Gallery on Wednesday, March 26th from 6-10pm. Select featured artists and show curators, Paul Mullowney (Mullowney Printing) and Andrew Fingerhut (Raking Light Projects) will be in attendance at the reception. The exhibition will be on display through April 5, 2014 and is free and open to the public.
The SGCI is the largest print organization in North America. Its annual conference is the biggest annual gathering focused on the field of printmaking. Artists from all 50 states attend the conference. Regular international attendees come from Canada, South and Central America, and Europe. While organizing a conference is a lot of work, there are significant professional benefits to the host institution, its faculty and students.