"Scratchboard is not
a medium that most artists think about much. Many of us played around
with crude scratchboards in grade school and never picked up the medium
again. However, it turns out to be a versatile fine art medium that has
a number of interesting parallels with tattooing, including the need
for planning and the lack of any way of erasing. In the new book
Scratch Art (Proton Press, $40) this medium is explored in depth by
around 200 tattoo artists, using tools ranging from steel wool to
tattoo needles. The rules: None. Any style, any subject. The result is
a 272 page powerhouse of amazing art by a long list of today's leading
tattoo visionaries including Aaron Cain, Bob Tyrrell, Nick Baxter, Jon
Clue, Filip Leu, Timothy Hoyer, Michele Wortman, Guy Aitchison and many
others. This book is a perfect addition to your home or studio art
collection; with its pages representing over 2000 hours of work, it's a
book worth picking up and flipping open again and again.
For more information about the book, go to www.hyperspacestudios.com
However, nothing beats seeing the pieces in person. We expect a good crowd including many of the participating artists.
Don't miss this landmark gallery exhibition!
We will also be featuring our first live art installation during the
opening reception. We invite everyone in attendance to add their mark
to our "Scratch Wall", an assembly of 8x10 scratch boards linked
together to make one big artistic experience. at the the end of the
night, we will be auctioning off the wall piece by piece to benefit
LITTLE KIDS ROCK. This Charity is dedicated to putting music
instruments and funding into public school programs, and we are proud
to donate all the proceeds of the auction to them.
You can visit their website at www.littlekidsrock.org
Opening reception: Saturday July 19th, 2008 8 PM - Midnight
Complimentary drinks for 21+ W/ ID provided by TRANSPHUSION energy drink