Virginia Gordon, Particular to The Nugget
Once you consider the phrase ‘artwork,’ what picture does it conjure up?
Maybe a panorama or portrait completed in thick oil paints to point out texture, or possibly a free and free water color depicting flowers or these plump clouds tinged pink with the setting solar?
What concerning the darkish, fierce traces that adorn the cashier’s arm on the grocery retailer made into lettering honouring a misplaced cherished one, or the large explosion of color that’s completely etched into the pores and skin of your highschool trainer’s again, hidden by gown shirts however ever current?
Do you see a distinction amongst these examples?
On the WKP Gallery, we positively don’t. We wish to push ahead the notion that every one making, all creating, regardless of the medium or canvas, is artwork and deserves its likelihood to be showcased in a recent gallery area.
That’s precisely why developing on the WKP Kennedy Gallery’s web site we’ll quickly be releasing a totally on-line exhibition dedicated to displaying off the huge quantity of expertise that North Bay’s tattoo artists have to supply.
This exhibition, curated on my own, will function six of North Bay’s tattoo artists who come from completely different retailers. Every has a special type and skillset to point out you.
The exhibition can be on-line, linkable by our web site below exhibitions, and can all the time be up so it’s accessible for everybody at any time.
It additionally will function a bit on the historical past of tattoo artwork so you’ll be able to study the cultural and historic significance of physique artwork, and perceive that it’s not a contemporary idea and ought to be handled with the respect of hundreds of years of heritage.
No matter your opinion on the artwork type, we hope you recognize the gorgeous artwork these artists have produced and the quantity of labor that goes into their daunting occupation. So keep tuned and all the time maintain updated on our social media accounts for the opening of the WKP Kennedy Gallery’s first tattoo exhibition, coming quickly.
Virginia Gordon is gallery assistant on the WKP Kennedy Gallery in North Bay.