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Tattoo: An American Evolution

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Tattoo: An American Evolution

200 Visual Arts Building
DeKalb, IL 60115
August 29th, 2011 - October 13th, 2011
Opening: October 4th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.olsongallery.niu.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
jackolsongallery@gmail.com
PHONE:  
815-753-4521
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday-Thursday: 10a-4p, Friday: 10a-12p
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
Northen Illinois University
TAGS:  
photography, digital, graffiti/street-art

DESCRIPTION

 For centuries the tattoo has taken on countless forms and survived many cycles of cultural evolution. This tradition continues in American culture, where the tattoo has endured a unique evolution. In examination of this metamorphosis, the exhibition follows the cultural development of the American tattoo; from it's symbolic and aesthetic origins, to mainstream cultural disdain, to the tentative acceptance of tattooing in today's society. This exhibition poses questions: What influenced these changes? How has he tattoo progressed and where will this evolution lead next?

Video by the Northern Star on INKED and TATTOO: An American Evolution & Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCSWADKPJqk