Quick and Painful
Hope Gallery, one of the most prestigious tattoo art galleries, announces that it will feature the work of more than 15 important artists and designers with backgrounds in fine art, graffiti, and illustration in a unique exhibition that will be held in Los Angeles, CA at Crewest Gallery for one night only on September 3, 2011 from 7 through 11 pm.
Quick & Painful will feature today’s most elite low brow artists doing original Tattoo Flash. “Flash” is a set tattoo designs classically printed or drawn on an 11″ x 14″ piece of paper or cardboard. Flash is either drawn by the individual tattooer for display and use in his own studio, or traded and sold among other tattooers. By the turn of the new century, most tattoo studios have become custom shops with the flash serving as more of a reference for ideas.
Among the artists and designers that will be presenting Flash Prints for the exhibition are Alex Pardee, Amanda Visell, Brandt Peters & Kathie Olivas, Camilla D’Errico, David Horvath, Devilrobots, Frank Kozik, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Joe Ledbetter, Junko Mizuno, MIST, Ron English, Sam Flores, TADO, Tara McPherson, and Tokidoki co-founder and Creative Director Simone Legno.
Quick & Painful is curated by Nichole East of Hope Gallery. East reached out to iconic artists from her Pop Art background. Each artist was given the confines of 11 x 14 inch platform to create their own unique set of tattoo flash.
“After years of working in the low brow and pop art scene, I started to see how many fans were getting tattoos of my favorite artists. It seemed a natural urge to make sure it was done right,” said Nichole East.
The event will take part at Crewest Gallery in Los Angeles on September 3rd, 2011. World renowned tattoo artists Joe Capobianco, Jime Litwalk and Dan Smith will be tattooing fans the night of the opening with their favorite designs chosen right from the wall. The night will also be filled with events, giveaways, and contests for fans of Tattoos and Pop Art.