Jason Fitzpatrick’s fresh blood and tattoo ink transformed into prints at MSVU Art Gallery.
POSTED BY LIZZY HILL ON MON, JAN 12, 2009 AT 1:48 PM
An odd assortment of metal-heads, indie-kids and the old-guard gallery crowd came together last Saturday in the spirit of morbid curiosity, voyeurism and artistic enlightenment.
A hushed silence and palpable air of tension fell over this group of over 50 people, who jam packed around a small stage at Mount Saint Vincent Gallery for the opening night of Jason Fitzpatrick’s Bite and Burn Encore. All eyes fell upon artist Amber Thorpe, as she tattooed a solid bar on Fitzpatrick’s chest, and printmaker Dax Morrison, who took impressions on paper of the fresh blood and ink.
Part of the excitement arose from the fact that