Jill “Horiyuki” Bonny
May 19 – June 25
Opening reception Saturday, May 21 – 6-9 pm
The Great Highway Gallery is pleased to present El Niño, Tuesday Tattoo Group Show. Tuesday Tattoo, located deep in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco, is a tattoo shop, founded by tattoo artist Jesse Tuesday. Jesse Tuesday and his protégés Hannah Wednesday and Candi Kinyobi, as well as tattoo artist Jill “Horiyuki” Bonny and photographer Stephen Amato-Salvatierra will showcase work drawing from their diverse disciplines including photography, sign-making, fine art acrylic painting, mixed media, and watercolor painting. Beer and cider will be provided by Red Branch Cider Company.
With the proximity of the shop to Ocean Beach these artists decided to observe and interpret the El Niño and its effect on their local surroundings. This group show is sure to deliver an eclectic group of images that will reflect the El Niño as more than a seasonal anomaly but as a concept.
Jesse’s early introduction to tattooing began in the 1980s through the rough bikers and wild punkers of the rock n’ roll world of Hollywood’s illustrious Sunset Strip. After working long hours cutting his teeth in a variety of shops with the likes of such greats as Jill Jordan and Pote Seylor he arrived in San Francisco in 1997 to work at Eddie Deutsche’s legendary 222 Tattoo. Here Jesse cultivated his San Francisco style tattooing; drawing inspiration from Japanese and traditional American iconography mixed with dynamic composition and color palettes. In 2008 Jesse opened Tuesday Tattoo in the, then quiet, beachside community of Ocean Beach and has since watched his shop grow and flourish along with the expanding neighborhood. Jesse Tuesday infuses all of his life’s experiences and artistic inspiration into his custom tattoos and water color paintings.
Hannah was born and raised in San Francisco and abandoned city life at age eighteen to study studio art at Humboldt State University. While in college she pursued painting and worked in an art gallery. This opportunity afforded her an appreciation of fine art while she enjoyed the simplicity of mountain living. She applies her knowledge and love of nature, with a specialty in Northern California flora and fauna, to her custom tattoo designs. As Jesse Tuesday’s first apprentice she has been tattooing professionally for seven years and has also shown her acrylic paintings in many galleries and group shows around the Bay Area and beyond.
A Hollywood native, Candi opted to forego an illustrious sign painting career with San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs to pursue her passion as a tattoo artist. After completing an all-inclusive apprenticeship with Jesse Tuesday in 2012 she assumed the name Kinyobi (Japanese for Friday) and began her career at Tuesday Tattoo. Candi has a degree in printmaking from UC Santa Cruz and employs her fine art education coupled with her rigorous sign painting and tattoo training in her tattoo designs. With a refined take on lettering, Candi infuses her Japanese identity and graphic sensibility into the large and small custom pieces she designs.
Jill “Horiyuki” Bonny
Jill “Horiyuki” Bonny has been tattooing since 1996 when she completed an apprenticeship with Spider Webb at his studio in NYC while simultaneously attending The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Sciences and Art and performing full time in circuses and sideshows as part of a contortion duo. In 2008 she received the working title “Horiyuki” from famed Japanese tattoo master Horiyoshi III of Yokohama. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications from the U.S. to Japan. While a long-time resident of the sunset she is the newest member of Tuesday Tattoo.
Stephen Amato-Salvatierra is a self taught photographer hailing from San Jose, California. Stephen’s interest in photography began at sea. His first subjects were the boats, oceans and deck hands he encountered while sailing the world researching plastic pollution. While back home on dry land, he spends most of his time in the shallows photographing the surfers and marine life he can capture above and below the waves of Ocean Beach. Stephen is also a founding member of the Ocean Beach Yacht Club and manages Tuesday Tattoo in between aquatic adventures.