Jamie “Tank” Smith is a 38 year old painter and professional tattoo artist living in Lawrence, MA and working at Jim’s Tattoo in Seabrook, NH. Although Jamie has made art his career through tattooing for 20 years, this exhibit is his first showing outside of the tattoo world.
This collection of colorful acrylic paintings spanning several years differs greatly from Jamie’s fine line, black heavy style of tattooing. The collection boasts a full, complex spectrum of color with high contrast and absolutely no black. While much of the imagery reflects tattoo culture: literal & inner demons, goat heads, skulls, & sacred hearts; the expressive brushstrokes and saturated hues show a more relaxed, even optimistic side to the structured tattoo practice and some darker subject matter.
Please join us for refreshments at the gallery opening in participation with Dover Art Walk on Friday, February 7, from 4-9:30pm at Wrong Brain HQ. The exhibit will be on display through the month of February during regular open hours, Weds-Sun. 66 Third Street, B1, Dover NH
Wrong Brain is a NH recognized nonprofit arts organization aimed at providing a venue and outlet for emerging, unconventional and underrepresented artists in the Seacoast area and beyond.