Nick Matovich: Untitled, 2015, acrylic on paper
Extracurricular features the work of four tattoo artists from Vernon’s Five Fathoms Tattoo shop. For Nick Matovich, Andrew McDonald, Jessie Beans (Miss Beans), and Jeremy Mathieson, getting creative is their nine to five. Clients come into the shop and commision the artists to create an image that is symbolic of their personal stories and experiences. The client’s bodies become a walking art gallery exhibiting a collaboration of both the artist and the client. Extracurricular is an exhibition that provides viewers the opportunity to see what the artists at Five Fathoms create when not bound by the clients desires and wishes. The exhibition space will feature a variety of artwork done beyond their regular duties as tattoo artists while also providing a small contrasting glimpse of their work lives at Five Fathoms Tattoo.