Wednesday, September 21, 2011


NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery will host “Inked: Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art” from Monday, Aug. 29, through Thursday, Oct. 13.
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Reception and gallery talks are scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

Curators Agnes Ma and Peter Van Ael are interested in showcasing the wide range of media and concepts contemporary artists use as they engage tattoo imagery in their work. The exhibition brings together the work of seven artists, all of whom bring a highly individual approach to exploring tattoo imagery.

Featured artists are Jeff Crisman, Glen C. Davies, Gary Dobry, Maren Erwin, Michael Ferris Jr., Ellen Greene and Mitch O’Connell.

Located in Room 200 of the Visual Arts Building, the Olson Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to noon Friday.

For more information, call (815) 753-4521 or email

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