Celebrated Skin: Tattoo Art and Artists from Austin, Texas

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Young independent curator, Christina Hiett, dares to shatter perceptions and definitions with Celebrated Skin, an exhibition highlighting the cultural scene surrounding tattoos in Austin and the medium of ink on skin. The show will consist of photography, paintings, sculpture, film, and an outlet for public response Local artists respond to the influences that tattoos have on everyday life. This exhibition tells the story of the physical and emotional experience between the tattoo artists and their living canvases. This is the perfect time to bring this art form to the forefront. Museums currently are showcasing the history...Celebrated Skin will showcase Austin’s most talented, who will go down in history.” Celebrated Skin is a diverse collection of the various tattoo styles from Austin and central Texas.
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  • By Christina Hiett
    Dec 7, 2006
    "Review by" Celebrated Skin November 20, 2006 I've been bad, I confess. An interesting and comprehensive exhibit celebrating the art of tattoo, past and present, has been on view in Austin, Texas for almost three weeks now and I've just been putzing around with Needled tees, contests, and freak links. My apologies. But it's not too late to check it out. Celebrated Skin will run until November 29th at the Butridge Gallery at the Dougherty Arts Center. Christina Hiett, the show's young curator and trained art historian, told Austin 360, "The story of tattoo art doesn't begin or end with the tattoo shop...I wanted to approach the genre in a broader art historical context." Nevertheless, the work of today's Texan tattoo stars are ever-present: The incredible Chris Trevino offers his paintings to the show, an eight-hour tattoo session is turned into a six-minute stop-motion Super 8 film on view by Gabel Karsten, and other media including... More > photos, drawings, and sculptures are melded together to show the influence of tattooing on fine art and culture.< Less
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Christina Hiett
September 29, 2011
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