The Bay Areas’ critically acclaimed Garage Ink Studios(www.garageinkstudios.com), owned by husband and wife team Rob and Ginger Struven are set to hold the second in a series of three art shows at Garage Inks’ Napa, California location on Saturday July 21st, 2007.
Quickly gaining a reputation as one of the Bay Areas most sought after tattoo artists, Rob is looking to shine in a second medium. Print Art. While tattooing has become a primary focus for Struven, it’s evident he remains driven to create. His technical training (a degree from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco) really shines through in his paintings. A stylistic mixing bowl, his paintings run the gamut, from the romantic to the macabre, and everything in between. One of the more humble artists I know, Struven strives to shine alongside his contemporaries, and this show is no exception.
Among the dozen or so other artists showing lay a few standouts. Nor Cal resident Bruce Gosset is slated to be on hand. Gossets’ work has been featured in/on concert posters (SuperSuckers, Rob Zombie), Hot Rod Magazies and T-Shirts everywhere. For More information check out www.brucegossett.com.
Also on the bill, Horiyoshi III. Japan’s leading tattoo sensei. And master of the ancient irezumi-the 200 year old art of Japanese Tattoo. His work, nothing short of transcendent is talent personified. Whether Horiyoshi III actually appears remians to be seen, but having the opportunity to view his original works in such an intimate setting is a rare.
Horitaka proprietor of San Jose California’s State Of Grace Tattoo(www.horitaka.com) is also scheduled to appear. A well known artist up and down the West Coast, Horitaka is also credited for running one of the most successfull annual tattoo conventions (San Jose/State of Grace)in existence today.
Photographers on board include Vancouver, Washington based April May Photography(www.aprilmayphotography.com), purveyor of Fine Art prints detailing some of the most elaborate custom hot-rods the West has to offer.
Others on the bill include; Donovan Kinyon, Horitomo, Jill Bonny, Justin Shaw and quite a few others.
The show will be held Saturday July 21, from 7 to 11 P.M. at Garage Ink Studios, 814 Third St. Napa, California 94559. Admission is free but keep in mind this is a professional showing. In other words; bring your checkbooks.