In the Bendix Building…Track 16 presents Don Ed Hardy and Laurie Steelink in the two-person exhibition, “Evidence of Things Unseen.” An opening reception was held on Saturday, November 5, 2022. The exhibition runs through December 17, 2022.
Artists Don Ed Hardy and Laurie Steelink first met 30 years ago, both having received their BFAs – twenty years apart – from the San Francisco Art Institute. It was after Steelink attended Rutgers for her MFA that she was introduced to Hardy in New Jersey at the 1992 National Tattoo Convention. Both considered possibilities of tattooing as an extension of their art practices and in 1997 had the chance to explore it further when Steelink curated Hardy’s first Track 16 exhibition “Permanent Curios.”
Hardy and Steelink’s works align in their repetitive approaches of subject matter: apparitions, ghostly figures, memory, and other slices of their individual taxonomies. Repeated attempts and working with essential forms become meditative as the subject unfolds and the artworks become notational transmitters.
On view: November 5 – December 17, 2022
What: “Evidence of Things Unseen,” Don Ed Hardy, Laurie Steelink,
Where: Track 16 Gallery, Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Ave, Suite 1005, LA, 90015