Speed Weed Greed exhibition opening 6:00pm 1/7/21 at Absolution Tattoo Studio, Christchurch

A collaborative project between tattooist Shaded Skull and artist Jay Hutchinson. Inspired by the Iconic ‘Speed Skull’ tattoo design by the legendary tattooist Bert Grimm. Shaded Skull designed his own versions of the skull, playing with rhyming words Weed and Greed. These designs were then hand stitched onto cotton drill and splattered with black spray paint in reference to when Shaded Skull and Hutchinson painted graffiti together in their youth…each work has then custom framed in hand built frames by Hutchinson

Published by agallerypresents.com

Conceived as a two-year project, ‘a gallery’ opened in February 2011 at 393 Princes Street, Dunedin and closed in September 2012. Strategically placed south of the center of town nestled between tattoo studios, sex shops and a needle exchange. What was integral in the selection of the gallery space was that it would be able to be viewed from the street through the street level floor to ceiling windows. This would allow the artists showing to be exposed not only to viewers visiting the gallery, but also those walking past, as a gallery was to represent artists that did not fit within the commercial gallery context or the so called experimental project space’s, this would be the best way to expose a particular group of artists selected by gallery curator/manager Jay Hutchinson, artists he respected and admired and felt were not being represented in the gallery scene at the time.

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