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Shawn Barber Makes Us Want To Cover Ourselves in Tattoos

Painter, illustrator, and tattoo artist Shawn Barber's latest show, "Tattooed Portraits: Snapshots," opened last weekend at the Shooting Gallery. Shawn took some time to talk to us about his work, his inspiration, and his plans for the future.

Shawn Barber Tattoos the Shooting Gallery

A versatile artist, San Francisco's Shawn Barber paints, draws, illustrates, lectures, teaches, and even works as a tattoo artist. His work graces the pages of books and magazines and the walls of galleries around the world. Barber mixes modern subjects with classic oil and acrylic painting, captured in his "Tattooed Portraits" series, a collection of paintings whose subjects encapsulate the beauty and artistry of the culture of ink. His latest SF show, "Tattooed Portraits: Snapshots," opens this weekend at The Shooting Gallery.

The opening reception, Saturday, August 15 from 7-11p, is open to the public. The show runs through September 7.

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