Kristina Guison: Tapping

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Kristina Guison: Tapping
November 26 - December 17, 2016

Tapping emerges from Kristina Guison’s self-directed research on Southeast Asian traditional tattoos, conducted in the summer of 2012. Cultural tattoo practices that have evaded and/or survived European and North American colonial expansion have permeated mainstream Western culture in a complex way – imported, revised and applied in the West through the invention of the tattoo machine. The Post-modernist sentiment and emphasis on distinctly defined identities and origins are challenged by the accelerated emergence of transnational identities impossible to confine within the set of socio-cultural and geo-political boundaries. Tattooing, being a process associated with concepts of permanence, collective membership, individual self-expression, cultural identity, global exploration, immigration, militarism, tourism and mysticism, is a diverse practice that bears a great amount of personal and socio-political significance, existing in forms with varying degrees of visibility.

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 26, 2-5 PM

Artist-led Workshop
Saturday, December 10, 12-3 PM

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