Exploding Tattoos

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Exploding Tattoos
Exploding Tattoos
Curated by: Teale Hatheway

431 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, California 90014
September 30th, 2011 - November 30th, 2011
Opening: October 5th, 2011 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

downtown/east la
Monday-Friday 9:30AM-Midnight; Saturday 6PM-Midnight; Sunday 11AM-4PM
photography, performance


Barbara West at the Brewery

620 Moulton Ave #110 . Los Angeles . California . 90031


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Exploding Tattoos

Anna Stump and Ted Meyer

 September 30 – November 30, 2011

Opening Wednesday, October 5, 8 - 10 pm

Barbara West at the Brewery is pleased to present “Exploding Tattoos,” a collaboration between artists Anna Stump and Ted Meyer, in which the duo paint and document their art performances which expand large, single-image tattoos beyond the confines of the bearers’ bodies thereby blurring the lines of personal perception and universal observation. This series of performances is spurred by the artists’ interest in the intersection of personal expression, art consumerism, traditional/tribal imagery and popular culture.

In response to the body-art of their chosen model, Stump and Meyer design a 9’ x 8’ painting to surround the subject, photographing the process at each stage of creation. The work exists as a performance between painter, photographer, and model. Each performance is executed, start to finish, in three hours.

The opening reception of “Exploding Tattoos” at Barbara West at the Brewery will feature a slide-show of images, documenting the progression of each performance. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, October 5, from 8-10 pm for this one-night-only event.


Barbara West at the Brewery is a series of rotating exhibitions, curated by Teale Hatheway, taking place at Barbara’s, the restaurant/bar hidden in the heart of the Brewery Arts Complex. The Brewery is considered the world’s largest live-work arts complex with an estimated 500 resident and day-use artists representing every field of creation.  Barbara’s provides a welcoming environment for artists, art lovers, musicians, writers and business people to meet, exchange ideas and cut a little loose. As a curatorial project, Barbara West at the Brewery provides a forum for resident and non-resident artists who are actively pursuing creative development. Additional information about Barbara West at the Brewery can be found by visiting us on


Directions: From North Main Street, turn South onto Moulton Avenue. Turn left into the second driveway on the left, onto the Brewery property. Barbara's is the yellow building directly ahead of you with the neon "open" sign. Parking is free.