Prolific tattoo artist and contemporary artist Scott Campbell usually explores themes and materials that are less common in the mainstream. For his upcoming solo exhibition at OHWOW in Los Angeles, Campbell presents works that reflect his experience with prison tattoo culture. Inmates collect all of their necessary equipment from readily available items in prison, reconstructing tattoo machines from electric razors, guitar strings, and toothbrushes. Campbell conceived prison tattoo machines in his studio, then went about illustrating them in a series of realistic studies. “Things Get Better” opens at the end of this month and runs until the end of June 2013.
937 North La Cienega Boulevard | Map
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Opening Reception: May 23, 2013 (Thursday) | 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition Dates: May 23, 2013 (Thursday) – June 22, 2013 (Saturday)