July 12 – August 31, 2013
Curated by Fred Stonehouse
The heraldic nature of tattoos has historically tied its imagery to the symbolism of animals. If one could argue that tattoos constitute a sort of “psychic armor” then this imagery and symbolism seems to make complete sense and the pervasiveness of it in tattoo design is understandable. Of course, artists are drawn to animal imagery for a host of reasons, but for this exhibition we decided to focus on animal imagery in the art of tattooists and other artists as a way to think about the possible correlations and overlaps between related practices.
Tory Folliard opened her gallery in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward in 1988. Since then, the gallery has been an important part of the art scene in Wisconsin as well as throughout the Midwest. Please join us on Gallery Night, April 19th and Gallery Day, April 20, 2013 as we celebrate this special occasion with the opening of our biggest show yet! Sixty-seven artists have been invited to participate. Be prepared to see the very best work these talented creatives have to offer. Meet the artists and enjoy an extraordinary exhibition!