Here's a new painting Gene did in his painting studio recently.
Gene has been painting up a storm lately.
Heres a few from a series that he has been working on for the past few months. Ask about a studio visit if you are interested in seeing more.
As part of the LICArtsOpen in long island city Coffey Shop Tattoos will convert to a gallery space for the duration of the festival.
Gene Coffey's rarely seen studio paintings will on display from May 19-23.
We will be having an opening party on Friday May 20 from 6-9pm.
Come by and enjoy the art scene of Long Island City.
We are happy to have George guesting in the shop now. Check out his work on the artist page.
Also Dan Marshall will be working in the shop for a couple days November 9 and 10. He's awesome. Check out his work at http://danielmarshallart.wix.com/dmtattoo
It's finally time!
I'm going to have an opening party for the shop this Thursday Sept 3 from 7-10pm. Come out and help me celebrate opening my own shop and start Labor Day weekend right.
It's at Coffey Shop Tattoos in Long Island city.
21-36 44 road.
Also the art space next door will be having an opening for an art show the same night, so it promises to be an intesting evening. Heres some info about that...
Arts Exhibition at ASH Art & Space
Long Island City, New York – September 3-6, 2015 – Too often in our society a male point of view dictates how sensuality and sexuality are perceived. Women become the objects of desire rather than the observer of desire. Women today allow themselves more and more to reveal and own their individual desires, which are not limited to beauty and family, but can include also the lust and eroticism thought previously to belong to men.
This exhibition, Her Mojo, curated by Tal and Omer Golan of artist collective OMTA, focuses on the desires women choose to express, presenting artwork created by women who choose to make these desires transparent.
The exhibition will be held at ASH Art & Space, 21-36 44th Rd, Queens, New York 11101.
After 9 years working at Tattoo Culture in Brooklyn I have decided to venture into the great unknown wilderness of owning and running a small business. I love Tattoo Culture and everyone there, but the time finally came when I wanted to drive my own destiny.
The shop is going to be small and quiet. The surrounding neighborhood is filled with artists spaces and rehearsal studios. When I walked around trying to decide if this was the right space for me, the neighborhood is what finally sold me on it. There is a vibe and energy here that reminds me of why I fell in love with NYC when I moved here over 20 years ago. This industrial area of NY shoved between the modern new constructions of towering condos and the low rise brick and mortar shells of factories long since forgotten is where I have made my home for the past 18 years. There are museums. There is music. There's great food. There are amazing parks. There are breathtaking views of the city. And I couldn't think of any better place to open my new shop than right here in the heart of Long Island City.
So hopefully September 1 will be the first day of many years to follow of a great adventure in the town I love.