New Museum Store & Ace Hotel Brooklyn present: Pop-up Tattoo Parlor
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The New Museum is teaming up with Ace Hotel New York and Ace Hotel Brooklyn for an eight-part series that animates our shared interests in discovery and commitment to artistic pursuits. The yearlong lineup activates the hotels with co-curated pop-ups, artist conversations, screenings, and more!
This May, the New Museum Store and Ace Hotel Brooklyn are proud to present a special pop-up tattoo parlor and panel discussion at Ace Hotel Brooklyn featuring renowned artists Jess Chen, Gossamer Rozen, Francis Segismundo, and Amanda Wachob.
The artists have designed special flash artworks for this project. Each artist will hold three tattoo sessions at Ace Hotel Brooklyn for one day from May 12 to 15. Sessions will be approximately one to one and a half hours and are sold and booked through the New Museum Store for $900 each. This is your opportunity to get an artwork from these rarely available artists! Proceeds benefit the artists and the New Museum and its programming.
On Friday, May 13, join all four artists at Ace Hotel Brooklyn for a discussion on incorporating tattooing into their art practices.
In conjunction with the Tattoo Parlor, the creative team at Ace Hotel Brooklyn invited Brooklyn-based tattoo artist Emma Anderson to guide a conversation with the four artists. Together, they will explore their multifaceted experience working in the various geographies of the tattoo industry, as well as their individual practices and how they choose to incorporate tattooing into their art practice.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jess Chen is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in fine arts and graphic design, whose work focuses primarily on her relationship with the natural world. Pushing her work in different directions is an integral aspect of her practice, as she is now exploring her new media, including ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and tattooing.
Gossamer Rozen is a transgender Filipino and Black fine artist and tattooer based in Brooklyn. Rozen has been making art to understand their identity, celebrate their heritage, and examine and connect with the world around them. A graduate from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, their body of work currently explores a variety of media, including tattooing, woodcarving, textile art, soft sculpture, digital media, animations, and clothing design. Rozen believes the slow process of hand sewing, hand carving, tattooing, and machine knitting is meticulous and repetitive, a type of meditation that is integral, if not more important than the finished work itself.
Frances Segismundo is an interdisciplinary tattoo artist whose work reimagines the boundaries between fine art and tattoo craftsmanship. She explores conceptual ideas of our relationship with ourselves through the experience of getting tattooed. Frances works at Yarrow, an artist-run private studio based in Brooklyn. She has had shows with Brooklyn Arts Fellowship, Site: Brooklyn, and Two Thirty-One Projects, and has presented in galleries across London, the Philippines, and Hong Kong.
Amanda Wachob is an interdisciplinary artist who is known for her innovative and conceptual work in the tattoo medium. Her canvases include fruit, leather, linen, and skin. She has done projects with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Clyfford Still Museum, Rubin Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Whitney Museum of American Art. Pioneering the watercolor tattoo movement and actively bridging the gap between tattooing and fine art, Wachob has exhibited her work in galleries and museums worldwide.
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