David Slader & Owen Carey: InkBodySkinPaint+Fire
Thursday, March 7, 6-9:00pm
Risk/Reward Experimental Performance: Thursday, March 7, 6:30 — 8:30pm (intermittent)
exhibition dates: March 7-30, 2019
The inked, curved back of a cancer patient.
A painted figure of abstractly patterned and disjointed parts.
A large, leaping man with Shakespearian quotes tattooed on his belly.
All three — and a gallery of others — express longings, hopes, fears, losses and passions through the decorated human body.
The idea for InkBodySkinPaint+Fire, showing at Gallery 114 March 7-30, came from a comment that David Slader‘s distinctive paintings look like tattooed figures. Photographer and friend Owen Carey rose to the challenge to produce a series of photographic character studies of tattooed subjects — each, like Slader’s paintings, with a story that compels and intrigues.
InkBodySkinPaint+Fire exhibit entrance and special events are free to the public.