111 Minna Gallery is excited to invite you to our latest art exhibition curated by legendary owner and founder of Seventh Son Tattoo founder – Luke Stewart. Read his invite and show explanation below:
Seventh Son Tattoo is hosting ‘Year of the Tiger,’ a collective exhibit featuring tiger-themed artwork by prominent artists both locally and internationally opening at 111 Minna on the final day of the year of the tiger – January 21st 2023. 2022 was the year of the water tiger under the Chinese zodiac, an auspicious year that comes only every 60 years. The tiger image has long been a popular and iconic symbol in tattoo culture. Its meanings can vary greatly depending on the origin; it is often a symbol of strength, courage, and fearlessness, and when depicted alongside a dragon, the tiger embodies earth while the dragon symbolizes heaven —representing the binary of yin and yang, respectively. In Japanese lore, the white tiger specifically is a sacred animal known as Byakko, one of 4 beasts worshipped as divine guardians. Full of a rich history of mythology, lore and deeply rooted symbolism, the tiger has thus been a popular motif in flash designs for decades, and has become somewhat of a mascot for tattoo culture. ‘Year of the Tiger’ is a collection of the featured artists’ ideas and expressions of the ubiquitous tiger. By centering all of the works on such a familiar image, the artists have the opportunity to give it new life; whether it is translating it into tattoo designs, or creative interpretations of the tiger that are uniquely born from the imagination of each individual. This is the 3rd art exhibit curated by Seventh Son centered around an animal of the zodiac; coming off the coattails of the collective challenges of the last few years, from the pandemic to the divisive political climate both at home and abroad, we hope this show will bring members of the community together for a fun night of nothing…but…tigers!
Featuring art by:
Luke Stewart (Seventh Son Tattoo owner – show curator)
Victor J Webster
Kim Stace Thomas
Jordan Cole Wright
What: ‘Year of the Tiger’ by Seventh Son Tattoo
- Opening Reception Saturday 1/21/23 from 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
- Open By Appointment Friday 1/22/23 – 3/22/23 – reach out to:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Art Coming Down Thursday 3/23/23
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.
Follow them on Instagram:@seventhsontattoo
Over its 28 years, 111 Minna Gallery has been recognized as: Winner: Best Art Gallery (2019 & 2018/SF Weekly), Winner of the Small Business of the Year Award (2018/SF Chamber of Commerce), and Winner of the 2018 Small Business of The Year Award at The Ebbies. 111 Minna continues to be a mainstay for art and culture in the bay area. After recent renovations, 111 Minna gallery is looking more beautiful than ever and we look forward to coming back after Covid. 111 Minna Gallery would like to thank all of its followers, supporters, and fans. You are all family to us and we are excited to bring you a solid lineup as we regather together at a San Francisco staple of community art and culture.
Follow us on Instagram:@111minnagallery
The 111 Minna Gallery Staff