Tank is both a well-known tattoo studio and a beautiful gallery
space in Denver, CO. Past shows include those by SHAG, The Pizz,
Derek Hess, and more.
Kopp, who owns the studio/gallery, is a well-respected tattoist
himself, and employs other talented artists such as Scottie
DeVille (Blue Dragon and Emporium of Design), William
Thidemann (Bolder Ink), Fish
(Tribal Rites Tattoo and White Tiger)and Patrick
Shackley (Trinity Tattoo).
The gallery space is amazing - long bricked walls, hardwood floors,
and a huge street front window. Perfect for large crowds, and easy
post-party clean up thanks to the hardwood floors. Love me some
Wes Anderson had Mark firmly tethered with his movie-scoring leash,
so the artist was unable to attend. However, many people showed
up, including a very wise 8-year old boy who proclaimed Devo as
his favorite band.
"Some mornings, I'll wake up to hear him cranking Devo in his
bedroom!," said his father.
Duty Now For The Future, Dad!
Local celeb Magic Cyclops hosted an after
party at the local Hi-Dive club, and rocked the crowd with his
fabulous set of pulsating 80's lip-synching dance warfare.
This was the last show on the 2003 tour, and I can say that each
show has introduced Mark's art, and me, to many interesting folks
with whom I hope to stay in contact.
Onward to 2004's BEAUTIFUL
MUTANTS gallery tour!
Project Coordinator &
Homefront Invasion! Gallery Tour & the 2004 Beautiful
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