Stratum Ori Gallery


Opening reception: July 6, 2019, 6-9pm
Show duration: July 6 - 28, 2019

As an exhibition Stratum explores the practice of tattooing through the lens of race and gender in an industry dominated by misogyny, racism and colonization. By focusing on the work of those with multiple marginalized identities and those with direct cultural ties to the practice of body modification, we begin to deconstruct how the industry and practice have manifested. We carve out a place for artists who make a transformative place for healing, reclamation of self and ancestry. Stratum seeks to reveal the multitudes that tattooers are capable of as artists, storytellers and activists outside of the physical act of tattooing.

Featuring works by: Jalen Frizzel, Gossamer Rozen, Jainai Jeffries

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