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Year of the Dragon | Opening

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July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Year of the Dragon at 111 Minna Gallery

A taloned, iridescent beast, great and fire-breathing: the dragon has been an enduring fascination of humans for thousands of years. Depicted in countless cultures and faiths from every corner of the globe, from ancient times through the centuries, they are ubiquitous in the legends and folklore that shape our histories and the stories we tell. We fear and revere this creature: it is both a destroyer and a protector, unknowable and unpredictable. An omen of good fortune and strength, the dragon also symbolizes water and is said to control the sea, the rain, and rivers. A master of the elements, it brings both fire and water, defying the laws of nature. We have been putting their mystifying shape on paper for as long as we’ve dreamt of them.

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Remembered by this year’s Chinese zodiac, we celebrate this thunderous beauty in a collaborative exhibit crafted by tattooers from the Bay Area and around the world. In “Year of the Dragon,’ we are excited to host a curated collection of illustrations, paintings and sculptures to celebrate this legend at 111 Minna Gallery. The exhibition will be the second zodiac-inspired exhibition at Minna gallery that has been curated by Luke Stewart, tattooer & owner of San Francisco’s Seventh Son Tattoo. The opening for his previous ‘Year of the Tiger’ exhibition in 2023 was a huge success, and we expect another great turnout this year!

About Seventh Son Tattoo:
“Seventh Son Tattoo is one of San Francisco’s premiere custom tattoo shops, providing high quality tattooing in a relaxed atmosphere. Seventh Son has been a fixture of San Francisco’s vibrant SOMA district for over ten years, with a clientele made up of locals and international travelers alike. At Seventh Son we strive to provide a friendly, approachable, professional atmosphere to match the high level of tattooing that has become our signature.
Our artists are skilled in a variety of tattoo styles, specializing in traditional Japanese, black & grey, floral, bio-mechanical, ornamental and illustrative. The accomplished artists here at Seventh Son provide a personalized experience in a private yet welcoming environment. We have become known for our distinct approach to tattooing which elevates creative expression while simultaneously honoring tradition. In an ever-changing landscape of tattoo trends, we believe in pushing the envelope without sacrificing the importance of timeless, enduring tattoos.

Seventh Son Tattoo is located at 765 Clementina St., San Francisco, CA

Presenting Artists:
1. Luke Stewart
2. Mutsuo
3. Jano Navarrete
4. Claudia De Sabe
5. Theo Mindell
6. James Fernella
7. Grime
8. Trevor McStay
9. Mauro Cardoso
10. Christina Ramos
11. Joaquin Acetates
12. Mike Roper
13. Shawn Barber
14. Gabriel Toz
15. Victor Webster
16. Scott Sylvia
17. Jared Smith
18. Cindy Maxwell
19. Daryl Jimmie
20. Ben Cheese
21. Hendo
22. Nick Alvarez
23. Jeff Croci
24. Isabella Stabile
25. Eddie Deutsch
26. Zac Scheinbaum
27. Yutaro Sakai
28. Jordan Cole Wright
29. Curtis Burgess
30. Lango Olivera
31. Joey Armstrong
32. Phil Holt
33. Stace Forand
34. Shun Nakatsuru
35. Paul Dobleman
36. Henry Lewis
37. Jason Kundell
38. Amanda Lynn
39. George Campise
40. Bryan Randolph


July 13
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States

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